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LONDON, England (CNN) -- From micro-tags in bags to vibrating vests, computing is moving from our desktops and portable gadgets to a more integrated relationship with our lives -- through our clothes. It's more than just incorporating an mp3 player into a jacket. Engineers working in the field of pervasive computing are aiming to create smart fabrics, embedded with computer chips and sensors that will enhance and possibly even save our lives. (Full story)

Are wearable computers a smart idea?

Wearable computers have an important benefit. It is "information portability" that will relieve us of our anxiety, such as bad weather, traffic jams or health hazard, which are the very problems we can avoid, if only we catch them beforehand. Besides, the information from the new gadget will be helpful especially in emergencies; it makes rescuers jobs easily. In this sense information helps us in various situations, so we can expect the positive possibility of wearable computer.
Yuki Ogawa, Hyogo, Japan

I think that wearable computers are an inevitable extention of the current trend to have information at our fingertips at all times. Good or bad? Well, that remaines to be seen. I think that each of the advances we make have good and bad aspects.
Jim McAlinden, New York, USA

Yes and no. Wearable computers might be handy to use, assuming they are light to carry and you don't have to know you are wearing them. Then again there could be the possibility of having your whereabouts disclosed via the GPS or wireless connections, not to mention that it would be technically possible for someone to spy on you activities and record your conversations.
Fred Ziddah, Accra, Ghana


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