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PostSubject: Active skin and sticky air: prepare for the not-too-distant future   Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:11 am

Fascinating glimpse of the (possible) near future from Wired magazine:

Electronic implants, jewellery that monitors your health and messages left in thin air could all be common in the next 10 to 15 years, according to Dr Ian Pearson, who makes his living by predicting the future.

He and his company Futurizon talk to people in every business and industry sector to find out about the technology that they have in development before sharing his views on how these will impact our lives.

Speaking today at the Ad:Tech conference in London, he revealed his latest vision for the medium-term future. Perhaps the most startling prediction is that we will be wearing "active skin", which Pearson says is a way of "extending the IT world into your body" by planting electronics next to nerve endings on or under the skin. One potential application, he says, would be to heighten a gaming experience. [continues at site]

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2009-09/23/active-skin-and-sticky-air-prepare-for-the-not-too-distant-future-.aspx
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PostSubject: Re: Active skin and sticky air: prepare for the not-too-distant future   Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:26 am

I'll have to read the articles when i get home, but it all sounds very intresting.

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