I remember back in 2007 when Microsoft first announced the Milan (http://www.wired.com/2007/05/first_look_micr/ ) project. This was a change to traditional computing where a person interacted with a touch screen table instead of a keyboard.
Microsoft then went a step further a few years back and announced the oversized Surface multimedia coffee table –
Though those devices were nothing more than prototypes and never saw much int he way of production, they did show designers and users what could be.
I’ve been honestly not overly enthusiastic about the current generation of wearable devices. I like having a device to tell date and time on my wrist. For that, I have an analog watch, which is waterproof and hasn’t had to be charged for the past three years.
I do like the idea of more information on my wrist but cannot wrap my mind around the need to charge the device every day or so like I do my phones.
I’ve been hearing about using biometrics to replace passwords for some years now. This is where I could potentially log into a computer or mobile device (ore even car) with a unique feature only I possess. It could be my face, retina image, or fingerprint. I toyed with using facial recognition on my Samsung Galaxy Note II, but decided against it quickly when I was able to login using a wedding picture I took twenty years ago.