News on your wrist

Check out Vodafone's interactive feature looking at how technology could alter our lives in the future.

Among the devices that the company predicts is an interactive screen display worn on the wrist in place of a watch -- incorporating a flexible color screen," says Steve Outing. "The wrist device will serve as an access point to the Internet (Web, e-mail, instant messaging, online mapping, etc), personal organizer/datebook, and so on. In this version of the future, imagine headline alerts coming to your wrist in the form of short video reports (as well as simple text and/or multimedia slide-show formats). The wrist band will work via Bluetooth connection to an access device you carry with you in a purse or pocket, which communicates with the outside world much in the same way as your cell phone does now."