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  • 1. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY Skeeve Stevens  Futurist  &  Innovator  (and  other  stuff) #newsfoundry54
  • 2. WHO AM I? • I am a 'near' Futurist specialising in Business and Personal Technology ! • Technology Innovator ! • Chief Network Architect of eintellego Networks ! • Freelance Tech Journalist - I do the 'Deal Tech' page in The Deal Magazine
  • 3. WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT? • Wearable Technology • What is it? • Wearable, NOT devices • What do we use it for?
  • 4. THE PAST • Why? • Wearable isn’t new • What’s changed in 100 years? • Even last 10 years… meh.
  • 5. TIMELINE1200’s: Invention of the eye-glasses 1600’s: The Qing Dynasty in ancient China created the Abacus ring - basically a calculator on your finger 1762: John Harrison invents the pocket watch 1907: The wristwatch is invented 1958: First pacemakers invented 1977: The HP Calculator watch sold for $650 and was a status symbol of wealth and technology at the time 1979: Sony introduces the Walkman 1983: Ronald Reagan announces GPS. It comes online in 1995 and would become available to civilians in 1996 1994: First head mounted camera is invented 2000: First Bluetooth headset is shipped 2001: The iPod is launched 2006: The Nike+iPod Sports Kit 2007: The iPhone is launched 2010: Nike+ Sports bands launched 2012: Fitness Gadget revolution: Nike, Fitbit, and many more launch products at CES 2012 2012: Google announces Project Glass 2014: Google Glass goes on sale (we hope)
  • 6. • Augmented Reality • Medical • Embedded Implants • Biohacking • Art/Perforamance • Tracking (NFC/iBeacon) • Google X • Surgically Implanted • Home Intergration THE FUTURE (2+Years)
  • 7. • The Tech • Smaller • Powerful • Power • Connectivity • Materials THE FUTURE (2+Years)
  • 8. TODAY • Current Devices • The Tech • Emerging Trends
  • 9. TODAY 1. Hardware - Inform or Distil • Not yet 'essential' • It’s a messy non-standard world out there • Better, faster, smaller, useful
  • 10. LETS TALK ABOUT SEX BABY • Of course we will build it… • Vibese • Crowdfunded 870%
  • 11. TODAY 2. Market Learning/Investigation • Junk • Adoption • Glass • Response? • Apple?
  • 12. TODAY 3. Services - the holy grail • Many launches • Data sources • Todays Media • Services in the future… imagine…..
  • 13. CLOTHING • Baby Monitoring
  • 14. CLOTHING • Baby Monitoring • Fitness • Health • Aged Care • Disability • Hospital Garments • Workplace monitoring
  • 15. FORMS OF FASHION/WEARABLE
  • 16. FASHION TECH • Look Good • Be useful • Seasonal
  • 17. • Accuracy of measurement • Fashionable • Clothing and accessories • Functional jewellry • Information explosion • Assistance/Disability • Hardware dropping in price upon mass uptake TOMORROW
  • 18. Augmented Reality
  • 19. Augmented Reality • Imagine what Newscorp could do with AR • Bring a newspaper or magazine to life • Video/AR Newspots around town • Advertising revolution….. ? • The viewers are coming… the true use of Glass?
  • 20. • Security • Privacy • New Disorders • Device Fatigue, Measurement Stress, FOMO Syndrome, Attention span issues, Communications Aphasia, Analysis Paralysis • Legal Issues TOMORROWS PROBLEMS
  • 21. • Content is king • Context is king • Distribution model revolution • Trust So… Newscorp
  • 22. • Content is king • Context is king • Distribution model revolution • Trust • So… some thoughts • The app…re-imagined So… Newscorp
  • 23. • Repond Quickly • Test everything • Be leaders of innovation • but not all of it will work - that’s ok • Most importantly… THAT’S ALL FOLKS IMAGINE
  • 24. SKEEVE STEVENS e: skeeve@skeevestevens.com w: www.skeevestevens.com t: skeevestevens linkedin: /in/skeeve THANK YOU Questions?
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