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And 3D printed clothes could solve all manner of troubles
And as mentioned, some do not have hugely practical applications in a technology sense, but 3D printed clothes could solve a number of issues, such as creating perfectly fitting body armor for soldiers, or the most intricate of garments. Because the fashion industry still spends the big bucks…
Some wearable technologies are becoming more mainstream
Fitness wrist bands are becoming all the rage. Ideally, for many who may be switched off by the ideas of "Terminator"-style cyborgs and human-interfaces can find a modest middle-ground with something they can relate to. In the case of the popular Nike FuelBand, it's not just a fitness tracking bracelet, but a platform that others' can build upon.
Google Glass is obviously a huge contender
The search-turned-"everything else"' giant is powering through from early eyeglass concepts into a fully-fledged consumer wearable computer. Google will likely release its Glass eyewear in 2014, but until then it has many others clambering to make their own versions of the popular gadget. Almost everyone has an idea for it: from the fashion industry to law enforcement.