Good article. Good description of issues.
“In that light, rings are just a crutch, the temporary technological bridge we need to walk away from hardware forever. For now, though, that bridge is made of nothing but hot air.”
My opinions: It’s “evolution” at work.
* Random, thoughtless mutations of successful (iPhone?) DNA have not yet produced branch of animals that have found their niche in the gizmo food chain – a niche that at least allows them to live long enough to produce progeny.
* Rings/bracelets must have sufficient value – value that you can’t get, with less overall hassle, some other way. E.g. I’ll wear an insulin pump. I won’t wear a tv remote.
* If I have to wear it & it’s visible, it better say something positive about me, or be very cheap and highly functional.