Will new gadgets save us?
There has been Nike+, now there is Suunto Running Pack (YouTube) and Jawbone UP and who knows what we will have in the future? These small interventions seem to help us remind do “right things”, but is this the only one we will end up using? An episode of US TV show (YouTube), the Big Bang Theory, shows the phenomena–and the mindset of the young–pretty well. Will new gadgets save us? Maybe … ?
How are you using your gear? Do you intend to get one of these? Did it end up sitting at a corner of your never-open drawer? Do we need them to live healthier?
Posted by Seungho Lee
I am a designer working in Helsinki, Finland. Currently, I am working for the Creative Sustainability master’s programme at Aalto University.