In a world where schools are increasingly banning mobile devices, it’s time to ponder how they’ll navigate the tide of innovative tech flooding in, like Humanes AI Pin, which graced the runway at Paris Fashion Week, or the eagerly anticipated Rewind Pendant.

As we witness these sweeping policies infiltrate our education systems, it’s apparent that technology is advancing at breakneck speed, threatening to outstrip these regulations. Soon, the humble mobile phone will become a relic of the past, and our connection to technology will become more intimate and intrinsic.

But, one might ask, how can schools possibly police devices that can discreetly hide under clothing or slip into pockets? The idea of introducing full-body scanners seems unlikely. Instead, let’s pivot the conversation towards a more constructive angle—education and support, two pillars that schools excel at.

It’s imperative that we empower our educators and young learners with strategies to navigate this rapidly evolving technological landscape. Rather than churning out unprepared, tech-anxious graduates at Year 12, we should strive to equip them with the knowledge and confidence they need to thrive in a tech-driven world. After all, isn’t that what schools do best?

Here’s an update via Zain Kahn

“After the surprise launch of the AI Pin by Humane on the Paris Fashion Week runway last week, AI startup Rewind announced Rewind Pendant yesterday. The wearable gadget captures everything you say and hear and then transcribes and stores it so you can do things like:

· Recall what someone said in an earlier conversation

· Take meeting notes and share them with your team

· Generate to-do lists and bookmark things for later

The Pendant is a new device in a growing list of AI-powered hardware that includes Meta’s Ray-Ban smart glasses and Tab by Avi. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and legendary iPhone designer Jony Ive are also reportedly in talks with SoftBank to raise $1 Billion for a new AI hardware device.”