For Good Or For Ill: 10 Predictions For The Future Of The Internet


Augmented Reality And Wearable Devices Provide Monitoring And Quick Feedback

As users become constantly connected to the Internet without even thinking about it, the biggest immediate impact becomes the ability to easily monitor their health on a real-time basis. Meanwhile, augmented reality, which allows users to overlay a digital layer on top of their physical surroundings, will make it easier to gain instant access data.

But instant access to the data provided by wearable, or eventually implanted, devices leads to the question of whether it is possible to control who has access to it. Augmented reality could increase users' dependence on technology, and decrease literacy and critical thinking skills.