The hyper connected future

With the Apple Watch making smartwatches the norm, what does a hyper connected future look like?
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The hyper connected future

Wearables are the future. Now that the Apple Watch is making smartwatches the norm, we’re at the point of no return. But what does a hyper connected future look like?

Cow wearable

Microsoft recently showed off one of the more obscure advantages of a wearable future by giving step trackers to cows in Japan.

The pedometers let farmers track exactly when each cow was in heat, which meant they could double the amount of successful pregnancies in the herd and make their business much more efficient.

So much data was gathered, in fact, that farmers found specific times for insemination that could determine the gender of the calf.

If big data from simple pedometers could tell us that much about cows, just imagine what we could learn about ourselves if we were all wearing a modern smartwatch.

The heart rate monitors that are in most wrist-worn gadgets, like the LG G Watch R or Motorola Moto 360, could gather enough information for doctors to see patterns in pulses that could be an early sign of heart disease.

We could find clear links between physical activity and depression, which could make us all happier in the long run.

smart tattooThose are just a couple of the things we could find out from the current crop of wearables.

High tech ‘tattoos’, which are like flexible computer chips that stick to your skin, are already being developed as a way to track blood sugar, hydration and more.

If everyone in the world was recording so much health information, there’s no telling what we might find out about ourselves.

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