Friday, March 7, 2008
Soon, We'll All Be Bionic
Wow. Technology these days is unbelievable . . . and frankly a little terrifying. I want to call your attention to two new devices that are guaranteed to blow your mind.
The first (shown above) is a flexible contact lens embedded with microcircuits which may make superhuman vision a reality. Potential uses for the lens are limitless. They could allow their wearer to enter a virtual video game world. Or offer telescopic vision for those who want to see over long distances. Or provide instant information about the people or environment around you. More here.
The second invention is infinitely creepier. The picture below shows a wireless "tattoo display" that's powered by human blood. Confused? Please, allow me to explain. A devise is implanted under the skin and attached to a blood vessel. It uses the blood flowing through it to form pictures and patterns that look a lot like what you'd see on a computer screen.
The "tattoo" is able to communicate wirelessly with other gadgets. So you could send an email from your arm. Or check the weather. Or search the Internet for other bizarre things to do to your body. More here.
Big thanks to Topher and Debra for sending these stories to me!