Shake on it

Media Lab’s ‘Smart’ Clothing Is a Dumb Idea

“People could exchange data with a handshake”

Ok I know I’m pessimistic, but one issue this article doesn’t touch on one thing. Privacy.

If you can exchange data via a handshake, then how long before someone hacks the ability to be able to grab pertinent personal information but just ‘bumping’ into you. If you’ve ever been pick-pocketed, you’ll know just how easy it is for someone to surreptitously make contact with you even being aware of it.

And WHY would I want a feed of a video camera showing the view of the back of my head? Evolution has given me senses that work fine thank you very much, let’s not confuse them with technology.