The Verge has a terrific longform profile of Sandy Pentland, of MIT’s Human Dynamics Lab. Most strands of the wearables revolution track back to Pentland, particularly (and most famously) Thad Starner, who led the original Google Glass project.
It’s a long read that touches a lot of bases, most particularly privacy:
Any technology that can capture and transmit your surroundings mid-stride can be abused. We’re more attuned than ever to the data we leave online — digital bread crumbs, Pentland calls them — but the data we give … is potentially far more damaging. Pentland sees the benefits of his technology as limitless; but so too are the possibilities for abuse.
If you want to know what’s next, read this.
Here’s Pentland himself:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O22acc48lKo]