As a collector and fanatic of both wristwatches and technology, I am not all that intrigued by the prospect of an iWatch nor have any smart watches piqued my interest beyond the aesthetic design. There's one very simple reason for this: I don't want to be more connected. Please don't alert me of every email, text, ridiculous push notification. Please. I've had to set my iPhone to an almost perpetual Do Not Disturb mode since I honestly feel texts are not urgent events. Coming from someone who lives and breathes these devices, I do not want to turn into an android. As it is reminiscent of what smart watches are offering: I despise Google Glass... I do not want to be connected every waking second. Devices such as smart watches make what should be unimportant far more pressing than they should be. Having just watched the film Disconnect, which RogerEbert.com gave a perfect score and recommended everyone watch, I genuinely fear for our future. If we need our watches alerting us to texts as if they were public service announcements, we are becoming far too addicted as a society. Do consumers really need to look and feel trendsetting by using the same apps on a smartwatch as you would an iPhone on a bigger screen? Perhaps Apple's is so innovative that it gives purpose to the smartwatch idea, although I think it's more likely that there will only possibly be a killer feature or two. While I certainly don't mean to discredit smart watches as they have been fairly well-designed to date and I am sure Apple's watch will most likely be a quality product, there needs to be a reason for them to exist beyond being fashion statements that replicate what our smartphones already do and exacerbate the importance of notifications. I could certainly write an entire piece on this, but I'll leave it to that for now.