When the "wearable tech" becomes implanted "wetware". I'm thinking direct neural interface with computing / memory augmentation: Being able to interface a computer system at a _far_ higher level than "think hard about a purple sky and have a blinky light turn on".
- Being able to directly access synthetic memory or networked data.
- Enhancing logic / mathematical processing / thinking.
- Using synthetic elements to replace / enhance senses (vision / hearing loss / enhancement)
- Using synthetic element to enhance nerve system distribution for repairing spinal injuries or enhancing reaction / reflex times.
There are all kinds of things that are possible while making yourself more susceptible to EMP