So Long, Glassholes: Wearables Aren’t Science Projects Anymore

May 24, 2018

Thad Starner had been wearing a computer for a few years—an LED readout over his left eye, wired to a processor in a shoulder bag and a one-handed keyboard—when he came to Silicon Valley for a conference in 1998. His kludgy, cyberpunk rig was fascinating; two young techies walked up to ask him about it. “I said, ‘It’s a wearable computer,’ ” Starner recalls. “I gave them a demo.” He asked…