The pictures you see were created by my 7- year-old and 13-year-old grandchildren, drawn after a discussion about the new tech that is about to come out, which they think will be cool. Their illustrations depict the battles between, tablets, smart phones, watches and cameras as they see it. And after some of the reports that are floating around they may be right.
The way we take pictures was of particular interest to them. Why? Because the way they are taking photos of each other at the present is using the smart phone that their mother has on hand, or using my cameras when we go out and take pictures. They love the simplicity of speaking out loud to the new tech. Look at how Google Glass and Glass Up stack up against each other. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Aph9SQAr8Q
It appears 2014 may offer a new battlefield for consumer dollars with the pairing of new products, and the morphing of others to keep them relevant to consumers. As in the past we watched the DSLR cameras march their way into the world of video, making them the clear winners over the camcorder and other low end video products.
The question is what are you willing to carry with you? When you have a choice of: a tablet, a smart phone, a camera or smart camera; the pairing combination of smart phone and tech glass, tablet plus tech glasses, wristwatch smart phone combo; or you could be just ready for anything with the wristwatch smart phone, tech glasses with your tablet in your case along with the smart camera. No matter what you decide to carry with you will be making some significant choices in the future.
Although I threw a lot of the fun tech information at my young grandchildren, it began to be very apparent to me that they were already losing interest in the products and YouTube videos under review. Because the tech glass was so over-the-top they felt that would be the important thing to have as soon as possible. The only thing that seems to have caught their attention was the video of what could be the next big change maybe in 10 to 15 years, which showed an inventor’s attempt to create a working LED contact lens that could possibly be even more convenient to take with you to make your day even more productive and fun.
LED mounted in a contact lens for possible virtual / augmented reality displays http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHECpEhJdB8
Another fun idea for them was that google is currently working on a talking shoe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SU6X1d0YUg
My grands are looking forward to me giving them a heads up on the new products that are on the horizon and featured at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held January 7 to 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. That way I can put them to sleep and allow them to dream about the never ending story of the Tech World.