In the world of wearables, Google Glass has had a pretty torrid time of it over the last year. One of the first devices to hit the wearables market, its many positives simply couldn't outweigh the laundry list of problems which meant that, for $1,500, it just didn't offer enough to capture the attention of tech-savvy consumers.
The possibilities that the Apple Watch opens to us are just the first step in how we will ultimately view wearables. Like other Apple devices, the Watch reimagines our relationship with technology and redefines the way people engage - with brands, with friends, with essential services and within the workplace.
Even moving away from voluntarily saturating yourself, I wonder if, as Chris Rock suggested, the advent of the smartphone is destined to push stand-ups into doing 'safer' material, for fear of offending/losing the crowd, having it uploaded before it's ready and getting lynched for being racist, sexist or slanderous. I worry that he's right.