Why the Apple Watch will actually make your life safer

Why the Apple Watch will actually make your life safer

The wristwatch was released to the world roughly two centuries ago (I’m not sure the photo above quite qualifies as a “wristwatch,” even if it is credited as the earliest known watch, dating to 1530, and belonging to the great German reformer and humanist Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560)). Today, being able to tell the time of day is trivial — even if most of us seem not to heed it — and it’s a rare thing indeed, if ever, that one stops to think just how incredible a thing a watch really is. The ability simply to glance casually at your wrist and know what time of day it is, is absolutely astounding. Seriously, just think about it for a moment.

And that’s what makes the Apple Watch so immensely powerful. No, not that you can glance at your wrist to tell the time — well yes, you can do that too — but because you can glance at your wrist to tell everything. Continue reading “Why the Apple Watch will actually make your life safer”

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