Star Trek got it right.
In the future, we’ll interact with computers mostly by talking.
But for those computers to be available for instant interaction, they’ll have to be attached to our physical persons. I’m talking about virtual assistants on wearable devices.
Technologists are ambivalent about both virtual assistants and wearables. Some love and rely upon them. Others are indifferent.
That’s why it may seem unlikely that these two technologies, used together, are the future of computing. Still, it’s going to happen.
Stay with me here, because by the end of this column I think you’ll see clearly how inevitable this scenario is.