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Innovations in the stats we can gather about ourselves could enable us to create data sets that would help us be more connected and efficient.

This article titled “Wearable tech: why Intel thinks we should own our data” was written by Kate Bevan, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 26th June 2013 11.31 UTC

“Even in San Francisco, a dude wearing Google Glass looks like a dick,” a friend observed on Facebook last weekend. That neatly sums up one of the barriers to wearable technology and all that it implies: are we ready to get so intimate with technology that we’re prepared to wear it?

Justin Rattner, Intel’s chief technology officer, says we should “approach these things from the point of view of what technology needs to be invented and made production-worthy, as opposed to a great idea for a pair of glasses”.

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