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EMERGING WEARABLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Wearable web devices, simply known as wearables, provide an evolution of current mobile technology to optimize wearer performance of everything from athletics and gaming to shopping and stock trading. These wearables accelerate access to information using more intuitive methods, and they increase the types of information made practical to a variety of industries. Wearables will help ramp up the changes spurred by the advent of the internet, but they will also intensify the existing questions surrounding privacy, security and society’s definition of humanity.
As the devices enter the mainstream, the cost for R&D will drop, and more organisations will be able to utilize the devices to their full potential. Employees will also want to wear their devices to work, and organisations will have to decide how to regulate their use.
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