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Wearables tracking human health factors isn't new but the communications links can be patchy. French Rugby have recently partnered with the European Space Agency to equip players with GPS-enabled devices to track their positions, speed and physiological details in the hope it can reduce impact & likelihood of concussion. Moving communications to the (earth's) edge will no doubt see more applications scale up.more info:https://www.esa.int/Applications/Navigation/Satnav_watching_over_rugby_players
Voice assistants aren't new, but could they become a vital member of your family and life? Amazon's Alexa plans to move from passive to proactive interactions - that is, pre-empt your request and needs rather than wait for your prompt. How will it anticipate your every whim & need and orchestrate your life? It will need to be omnipresent and get to know you better than ever before (and possibly better than you know yourself). This raises lots of possibilities to improve life, but what of our insatiable appetite for data and the power we derive from it?