Why Wearable Technology Needs the Power of the Cloud to Succeed

Grazed from IBTimes. Author: David Gilbert.

It may sound like an oxymoron, but small computing is getting big and big computing is getting small. And it is going to be the combination of these two "mega-trends" which will be key to the success of wearable technology and lead to everything and anything around us becoming connected.

The continued miniaturisation of computing will allow us to turn anything into a computer while being able to connect directly to a vast cloud computing infrastructure will make these devices more powerful than ever before. Intel's chief futurist Steve Brown believes that technology - and computing specifically - becoming smaller and smaller is "the key thing that is now allowing us now to think about computers becoming wearable."...

Atomic level computing

Speaking at the first ever London Wearable Technology Conference, Brown believes we will soon be talking about computing at an atomic level. Intel's current transistor technology, the Tri-Gate transistor, is built on a 22 nanometre (nm) process, but the company is already working on 14nm, 10nm, 7nm and 5nm technology and this is the point when "you start to mess with atoms."...

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