Wearable tech is turning out to be one of the buzziest topics to come out of SXSWi (as predicted by festival director Hugh Forrest in a chat last week), and the debate around it isn't safe from the other most-talked about topic at the fest -- privacy (something Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen addressed in their kickoff keynote). The issue of privacy and wearables is of considerable worry to many people, representing on a fundamental level just how fundamentally inescapable technology has become in the 21st century. You know when someone is pointing their phone at you, but their Glass is always watching. But what about their t-shirt?
These issues were danced around during a panel on wearable tech in Austin, held in a ballroom with exactly two visible Google Glass wearers. (If personal experience is any indication, we're still a few years away from not thinking they look weird.)
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