- Hypothetical Timeline: 2030 to 2045
When you see the term “programmable clothing,” what do you think? Perhaps, you assume the type of clothing you can wear can change color, maybe even style. However, many developers have even obsessed with the clothing we saw in Back to the Future II. Remember when Marty goes into the future and is given a jacket and some shoes that were too big for him? They ended up recognizing his size and adjusted to him accordingly.
Many feel this kind of tech would be awesome for clothing, as it would ensure a proper fit. Unlike what some stuff might say when they claim it’s “one size fits all,” this literally could make such a statement. While you might see some clothing proclaiming it is programmable, they tend to only reference LED attachments. The size change tech is not something we can expect to see immediately, but it is part of how the future might look. We’d expect it sometime within the next 20 years or less.