Wednesday, April 22, 2009

There is no title

Borrowing (and changing) the line from "Matrix" for the title here - there is no spoon, there is no title, whatever works right?



It's Arkansas Children's Week. I have no idea what that means, except for the fact that the employees of the education service center where I work have to don these GREEN t-shirts today. We always wear whatever shirt they come up with on Wednesday of Children's week. I'm guessing that's because they don't want us wearing the same shirt every day. I would have no problem with that. My co-workers might by the end of the week, though.



The Philips SKIN project is one of the strangest things I have ever seen. The image above does not convey the weirdness level of this project. Follow the link and you see a video of two people in an intimate (albeit sensual) embrace. Now, what happens in the video is an artist's 'interpretation' of what could be done, but still, it's where Philips thinks life should be heading.


(sidenote: please watch the video. To me, the most interesting part is the girl's face throughout the thing. Frankly, I don't think she's in any mood to show any kind of tattoo. And, the guy could do a lot better than her if he ever sees the video and sees just how 'excited' she is to be there - I think she'd rather be at McDonald's...)

What is it? Living tattoos. using nanotechnology, Philips gets these little creatures (or whatever they are) inside a person's body. They react to touch, and 'light up' (or become visible, really) based on the warmth, feeling, etc of the person.


And, believe it or not, they aren't the only ones looking into this kind of thing. Another application would be to incorporate a none display device in one's hand, allowing it to receive text messages in the palm of your hand!? Are you friggin kidding me with this? Why the heck would I even WANT to get text messages in my hand, or dosplay some kind of 'emoticon' on my cheek depending on how I am feeling!? Really, do people even WANT this?? I sure in the heck don't....

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