Arthur C. Clarke
I’ve always liked this quote, and with the advent of the Internet of Things, it’s more relevant than ever. Later this morning I’ll be moderating a panel on the future of Wearable Technology at GigaOm’s Mobilize Conference in San Francisco, where we’ll be talking about where we’re headed next with Internet-connected watches, glasses, and even socks.
What happens when everything around us connects to the Internet? We enter a world of enchanted objects, brought to life by creative new spells, also known as software. “Internet of Things” entrepreneurs are creating products now that are increasingly indistinguishable from magic objects.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.