New things are different from old things

“This is my grandfather’s Apple Watch. He wore it every day of his life for 15.5 months.”

Owen Good

It is as if you are trying to build a cargo aircraft, and you insist that it should also lay eggs because it can fly. It is a flying machine, and it has wings and it flies, and you can even call it a “bird”. But aircraft are not actually birds, and the more bird-like you try to make them, the more you get in the way of the potential of the technology.

via Interview: Bruce Sterling on the Convergence of Humans and Machines « NextNature.net.