Wearables is an exciting new technology that will be the main focus of lot of a lot of tech companies in the near future. Google has already entered this market with the prototypes of Google Glass, Samsung rushed out Galaxy Gear, Pebble has already released consumer version of their smart watch and Apple might release iWatch sometime later this year.
For me personally I see a huge potential in Google Glass technology. Ability to seamlessly consume information without looking at your wrist or juggling phone in your pocket is extremely intriguing. One of many great practical use is to retrieve information based on the user's geographical location. This means if I am standing in front of the Colosseum in Rome I will get all the details about the Colosseum right there in my Google Glass.
Google glass can be extremely handy when you are shopping. Just by scanning the bar code glass can figure out if you are getting the best deal or a better price is available at a different store or location.
Heck even TSA members can wear glass and perform a face recognition and pull up data on the person. Not only this will speed up the process but will also work to make our airports much safer.
Of course, not everything is rainbows and unicorns in Google glass world. There are also downsides, driving is one of them. Although I live in Texas I am against talking on the while driving. I also admit that I do this all the time but this does not make it right. I do believe that more and more people will be driving while using their Google glass which will be extremely dangerous. Although the Google glass owners argue that it does not obstruct the driving view but keep in mind it only takes a less than a second distraction to cause an accident.
The other concern revolves around socializing. It always breaks my heart to see young people sitting in a cafe with their mobile devices pulled out and ignoring each other. Google glass is going to amplify this problem since it will give an illusion that a person is actually looking and listening to you while in reality he/she was just reading the messages on his/her Facebook wall.
Overall, I am excited about the possibilities and I am looking forward to the wearable devices and how they help us in our daily routine tasks.