The technologies each of us use make up what futurist [Jason Silva](http://vimeo.com/jasonsilva) calls, “the human exoskeleton,” or a series of man-made tools we use to extend our abilities. Regardless of vocation, this exoskeleton used to be made up of *disconnected* tools like keys and wallets. The last fifteen years have given way to the dawn of the new kind of human exoskeleton: one comprised of multiple *interconnected* devices.
The Internet’s reach has expanded beyond personal computers. PC to PC connection was the first step, PC to smartphone was the second, and devices like [FitBit’s Flex](http://www.fitbit.com/flex), [Nike’s FuelBand](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AALKV3K/?tag=referly-20), [Jawbone's UP](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A17IAO0/?tag=referly-20), and Misfit's Shine are ushering in the next wave. This “third wave” of connectivity is characterized by wearable, exoskeletal, devices that not only give us insights into previously unavailable data, but monitor, interact with, and augment the human body to change the way we interact with our world.
In the last two weeks, two new exoskeletal devices have been revealed: [Google’s Glass](http://www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one/) and [Thalmic Labs’s MYO](https://getmyo.com/), both of which are impressive on their own, but if they could work together they could be game changers. More on that in a second, but first it's important to understand just what the MYO is.
>**What Is the MYO?** It's a product now available for [pre-order](https://getmyo.com/) by Y-Combinator company Thalmic Labs. It works by introducing a brand new kind of interaction that monitors muscle movement in your arm and then ties each movement to predetermined actions on a computer screen or in a video game. The result is similar to the computer interface in "Minority Report," but I've added a video below because it's one of those technologies that is almost impossible to describe without seeing it.
These two devices represents the first major step towards [bionic](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bionics) human beings. In order for [Six Million Dollar Men](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Six_Million_Dollar_Man) to become a reality, these devices will have to work together to enhance and augment the human body.