For as much as we talk about wearable technology—Is it useful? Is it stylish? Is it affordable?—there’s a question we rarely raise: Is it safe?
I’m obviously a fan of technology in general and specially technology to enhance education. But I’ve been around long enough to realize that with every good thing there are potentially bad things that go hand in hand with the benefits.
This mainstream article about the potential harms of wearable technology is a good reminder for me that I need to ask uncomfortable questions about the unintended consequences of the technology that I’m using personally and professionally. And it’s a reminder that none of us yet know the long term consequences of the changes brought to us via the myriad ways that new technology has impacted our lives.