Could Wearable Computers Be As Harmful As Cigarettes?

Could Wearable Computers Be As Harmful As Cigarettes?
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Members of the media and Apple guests get to review the new Apple Watch in the demo room after the Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Members of the media and Apple guests get to review the new Apple Watch in the demo room after the Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

In 1946, a new advertising campaign appeared in magazines with a picture of a doctor in a lab coat holding a cigarette and the slogan, “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.” No, this wasn’t a spoof. Back then, doctors were not aware that smoking could cause cancer, heart disease and lung disease.

In a similar vein, some researchers and consumers are now asking whether wearable computers will be considered harmful in several decades’ time.

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