Estimates vary, but the research firm IDC projects that wearable tech will exceed 19 million units this year—more than triple last year’s sales—and will soar to 111.9 million units by 2018. Credit Suisse values the industry at somewhere between billion and billion in the next two to four years. But before that happens, the nascent market has that pesky wouldn’t-be-caught-dead-wearing-it hurdle to clear.
For all of the acceptance speech kerfuffle when Gwyneth Paltrow won best actress for her role as Viola de Lesseps in John Madden’s 1998 film Shakespeare in Love, the Hollywood star has since said she keeps the award tucked away – “the thing freaks me out”.
十年前，斯蒂尔作为一名成功的投资顾问在世界电信展（ITU World）上发言。世界电信展是联合国主导的一项活动，重点是科技在政府中的应用。同一周，加州经历了史上第一次州长罢免选举。斯蒂尔不敢相信，在如此重要的选举中，会出现这种不合时宜的平台故障（三年前才刚刚发生了臭名昭著的佛罗里达州总统选举罢免），所以她决定凭一己之力来解决这个问题。到目前为止，共有169个国家使用了Everyone Counts的电子投票平台，包括波斯尼亚黑塞哥利亚和奥斯卡奖评审委员会。
The finest romance and the most acute anti-romance of the year, from some of the most rigorous intellects in American movies. The relationship between them is perhaps best summed up in this poem by William Blake, called “The Clod and the Pebble”: