Today I saw someone ranting over fitness trackers with “what will they think of next, a device that tells you if it is raining?”
These people have no vision. If the mass of people with these negative gut reactions were the drivers of technology, we’d still be in the stone age.
I see things like the quantified self, wearables, google glass, smart homes and think “about freaking time” and wonder why we aren’t thirty years beyond where we are now. One easy answer is the damned corporations, their lobbying and profit seeking. But the truth of the matter is we have to slow down technological progress for the neo-luddites and simpletons who can’t see beyond the end of their nose and fear change.
Give me my flying car so I can get off my own lawn!