Video Killed the Radio Star; Who’s Next on Advanced Technology’s Hitlist?

I tried to come up with a witty title.  Needless to say, I think I failed.  But that’s beside the point.

 

In the article “Peering Into the Future of Media,” (here), Eric Pfanner talks briefly about how media is constantly changing; smartphones are no longer as innovative as they once were and television, though resilient, is slowly beginning to even be replaced by the internet. 

 

Another thing that Pfanner mentions is the ever-changing world of technological innovations.  Things like Google glasses and rumors about an iWatch are slowly taking life.

 

The current smartwatches (is that what the kids are calling them these days?) are…or, rather, were…the next big thing.  Return rates for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch have hit 30%, according to this article from pcmag.com.  While Samsung may have beaten Apple at releasing the world’s first smartwatch, their sales have not been exactly stellar.  The watch also comes with a hefty $299 price tag – more expensive than my iPhone was.

 

Unless Apple comes out with a better version of the smartwatch, this piece of technology is not likely to take root.  After all, who wants to watch a movie on a screen that’s about an inch big?  

 

I do wonder what new innovations are coming our way though.  I guess we just have to look to the future.

 

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