The Cyborg Tipping Point, Year 2.

Google Glass: finally useful. I dunno about you, but I've fallen asleep driving literally hundreds of times. As a person with a circadian rhythm disorder, living anything like a normal life means I have very often had to be out and driving when I should be deep in REM sleep.

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As we talked about in our CES roundup, wearables may go mainstream in the workplace long before widespread adoption. For truck drivers, the use case is pretty damn obvious.

In healthcare we're at the beginning of a revolution- finally. There was a plethora of health gadgetry at CES: "Need a pulse check? iSpO2 -- an iPhone and iPad accessory -- gives you an immediate reading on your vitals." Wearable monitoring devices like the Jawbone combined with Glass-equipped-doctors and patients who can virtually discuss visible symptoms means what the WHO calls eHealth is already here.


Brain-computer interface (BCI) advances mean that badass quadroplegic Jan Scheuermann ( awesome human-robot frontier adventurer Jan Scheuermann!) is now able to use a robot arm to feed herself chocolate. She is pretty excited about the potential of BCI.

BYOD: the consumerization of IT means that your tools are part of you. Using the same app on multiple devices at various locations during the course of a day is a cyborg experience. The mobilization of IT, the quotidian reality of living app-dependant lives with cognition-assisting devices, has turned us into cyborgs already. It happened so smoothly, so subtly, that we not only didn't notice, we want more. We are already addicted to Google Now, Siri and other "magical" apps that use semantic search and predictive computing to almost telepathically anticipate our needs. 2013 was the year of mobile turnover- the year consumers spent more time shopping on phones and tablets than on pcs, the year internet time on mobile equalled or overtook pcs.

And last but never, ever least: CHIP IN HEAD!!!

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  Kickstartered, baby!!