“Either it’s about the story, and you’re a really great story-teller, or the message is just really simple. Everything else just kind of becomes wallpaper.”—Chuck Porter, on breaking through the clutter and creating award winning work.
Jawbone's UP (gently, and slowly) kicks you into shape
This is a slightly different post than usual. Bare with me.
Jawbone has released their newest creation - the UP bracelet for tracking your “wellness.” This bad boy does everything from helping you eat better, to reminding you to move around at work, and even monitors your sleep cycle! This extremely interactive and engaging (our favourite digital cliche) product uses technology to help the user form healthier behaviour and habits.
Not bad for $100.
But this kind of stuff freaks me out a bit…is it just another adventure in technological determinism, further augmenting our co-dependent relationship with technology? Is it, dare I say, another step closer to Singularity?
Maybe I am looking into this a little bit too seriously. But, things like this make me nerd out pretty hard.
The scary part is, I kind of want one. And I don’t really know why…