The technology industry has ever been an industry that shrinks to rise. Very few these days are apt to wait, whether that be for a webpage to load or traffic to begin moving; but a reduction on waiting is simply one of many ways the industry has continued shrinking. Mobile technology and devices are on an undeniable rise all around.
What began with laptops easily evolved into tablets, smartphones, and similar devices all around. A momentum was built and progressed itself further along as the latest growing trend of wearable devices has begun making its presence known. Many of these are still very much in their development stages, and there are countless stances on whether this trend will have a lasting impact considering countless technology trends. When the iPhone first dominated the market many were very excited and pleased with the product; but since then competitors have found the downsides of how small that device actually proved to be. Samsung smartphones have come along with larger screens resulting in much easier operation when it comes to a number of computer related functions. So where will this leave devices such as smart-watches when they make their debut? While the famous Dick Tracy may have enjoyed his from the comic strips of ages passed, not everyone is likely to after having suffered too long with a smartphone that proved difficult to operate. Not to mention the heat index when it comes to electronics, its one thing to have a warm phone clipped to your belt or resting in your pocket, but imagine the potential heating up from a wristwatch that you found yourself browsing the web on?
Smart-watches may not be the wearable that will stand the test of time and begin a new stage in computing revolution so much as the Google-glass however. Already countless Google-glass videos and functions can be found throughout the web. While the capabilities it has to offer may continue to build its momentum, what of the hazards such a device can present as well? The simplest hazard to imagine would be while driving, how long was it before cellphones became recognized as a driving hazard and laws were applied to inhibit their use? Still countless drivers today are spotted while driving playing with their smartphones for any number of intentions whether texting or simply utilizing a GPS. Siri and voice recognizing software certainly introduced a measure of lessening such hazards, but while available to utilize not everyone has and does. Perhaps the technology industry will introduce a number of similar devices or interfaces, but even tablets had a slow climb into the professional industry before being put to use throughout them. Imaginably wearables will not have as long a wait, but only after they manage to truly capture the imaginations of those providing innovative uses for them.
While wearable technology is certain to be around and steadily evolving from hereafter, there will always be some inventive means of competition waiting right around the corner. Learning to support these devices will be one thing, finding professional use for them may be something else entirely. While it may still be some time before we see talking clothing and auto-sizing tennis shoes like suggested in films such as Back to the Future II, dependant on their popularity and affordability that time may rapidly decrease. Already tablets competitive to Apple's iPad have hit the market for a fraction of the cost, and so long as such trends continue we may all soon find ourselves in auto-drying jackets and monocles that are as intelligent (if not more so) than our PC's collecting dust at home.