Neil Postman taught us that technological change is always a trade a trade off - for every advantage a new technology offers, there is always a corresponding disadvantage. The disadvantage may exceed the advantage, or the advantage may be worth the cost. This paradigm is often overlooked in a world in which technological development has become synonymous with progress.
John Nesbitt claims that while technology has accelerated rapidly, social change has not kept the pace, and as a result there is an increasing gap between technological and social change, which is manifested for example in a search for meaning, a desire for deeper relationships and a sense of community and a tendency towards spirituality. One of the key success factors of a technology and at the same time the successes of an organization, is in restoring the balance of Hi-tech and Hi-Touch, by designing the technology and the work environment in a way that meet the human needs of personal growth and social relations.
Wearable computers bring a new level of digitization into every day life. Unlike a laptop or a PDA, a wearable computer follows us around, and merges into our style of living and everyday interactions. Thus, it demands a new understanding of the perspectives on reality and human interactions in this project.