Now this has the potential to be the start of something truly incredible. Imagine being able to incorporate a Pentium-class computer in almost anything. Intel has created a computer so small it can be incorporated into almost anything. They were able to link it with a Mimo onesie and display your baby's vitals (temperature, etc) as a representation on another connected device (e.g. a coffee mug). Now that they can do this, it should only be a relatively small step to get it to do other things for you, too.
- Notify emergency contacts when vitals reach thresholds
- Record vitals and activity
- Start warming bottles
But baby technology is only the beginning.
- Personal monitor for your elderly friends and family.
- Hats/glasses with a built-in lens couple send all images through to your smart phone.
- Expanding your own personal-area-network (PAN)
- Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting for your home, car, office
- Medical information
- Preferences for any adequately enabled technology
There are so many options this opens up, it's mind boggling.
That said, there are just as many concerns about it, too.
- How much information is too much information?
- Where is this information stored?
- Who can access your information?
- How available is your information?
- Can you control the amount of information stored?
It'll be interesting to see exactly where this kind of technology leads to, but it's going to be a rocky path before we reach a common group between availability, security and social acceptance.