5.0 out of 5 stars
Ambassador of the Wearable Computer, Sept. 15 2002
This is an important book, which easily captured my attention and interest. In the spirit of a true cyborg, Steve Mann explores both the human and technological issues involved with living in an increasingly digital society. Through the cybernetic experience of the main author (a most interesting, curious and extremely diverse character), the reader is introduced to a plethora of advanced personal computing technologies that extend far beyond what most of us are currently exposed to on a daily basis. A very exciting taste of the very near future!
I was surprised at how many different areas of life this book touched upon: to name but a few examples: wearable computers will change the ways we shop, dress, commute, read, communicate, and interact as a community. I like how Steve Mann's technologies and philosophies empower individuals to mediate, filter and augment their realities in a proactive and inspiring way.
I found this to be a very well written book, created by a multi-faceted human being I'd like to succinctly describe as: an explorer who is pushing into new realms of human experience. It's pretty amazing what individuals within a community of cyborgs can do with wearable computers. Very thought provoking and highly recommended.