A regular glimpse into our future….

oculusLots of tech news bits and pieces out there over the last few weeks, but many of them are coming back to one central technology theme – wearable computers and in this weeks regular radio segment David Dowsett of ABC Wide Bay and Capricornia and I chatted about Facebook’s recent acquisition of Oculus Rift for $2 billion, a heads up display tech company started in 2012 that has yet to produce a finished commercial product and its $19 billion payment for WhatsApp, an instant messaging service that pushes out around 29 billion messages per day and has 400 million active users.

And if we needed a case study to show what these and other allied technologies may be used for, we took a look at the most connected man on the planet who has himself connected to between 300 – 700 systems at any given time and is constantly monitoring his health and vital signs. He claims over the past few years as a direct result of the real time infomration his gotten about and from his body he has re-educated himself into better life choices, lost 100 pounds and learned to meditate.

And finally we took a look at the efforts of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to back up all of the worlds seeds and plants and house for them posterity.

As always a lively and interesting look ahead, so have a listen now and be sure to share your best future and tech news stories with me for inclusion in our next FutureTech segment.


 

Eye on the Future - Mar 31, 2014 | All, Gadgets, Health, Horizon Trends, Innovation, Internet of Things, Radio Interview, Social, Technology, Wearable Technology
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