Ok, I'll be honest. There's so much hype about wearable computing I really didn't want to write about it.
Also, we covered this trend early last year. But there's so much discussion on this topic I guess we have no choice.
Most of the hype is due to Google Glass, which is being worn below by VCs Marc Andreessen, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, Bill Maris, managing partner at Google Ventures, and John Doerr, general partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
They recently announced an investment "collective" focused on Google Glass developers. They've done this because they feel Google Glass in particular and wearable computing in general are "transformational" technologies.
By the way, am I the only one who thinks Marc Andreessen may be an conehead? Does anyone know if he claims to be from France? Do you think the technology is alien based?
Mary Meeker's 2013 State of the Internet presentation (required reading for those interesting in what's going on with the Internet) also focuses on wearable computing.
For a relatively brief overview of wearable computing, see CNET's Minority Report in Waiting: Wearable Tech on the Cusp of Going Mainstream. It gives a pretty down to earth view of the state of the industry with some interesting - and non-Google Glass - examples.