The line between man and machine is being obliterated. Forget everything you thought you knew, and consider this: electronic telekinesis and telepathy are now possible. Keyboards and mice are about to become obsolete. Simply think your command, and your computer responds. Are you in a noisy crowd or private meeting? Simply pick up your phone and subvocalize your conversation.
Sound impossible? Not according to Todd Coleman, electrical engineer at the University of California, San Diego, and high tech startup MC10. In an interview with txchnologist, Mr. Coleman states these tattoos placed on the throat, for example, can detect the electrical impulses within the muscles of our throat, allowing you to communicate just with thought.
How is this even possible? A company called MC10 manufactures circuitry into a 100 micron thin layer of ultra flexible polyester, essentially creating a temporary tattoo. Wrap your eyes around this:
These devices allow for a wide array of applications. A visit to the MC10 website shows they have a lot of irons in the fire, ingeniously using them for applications such as: Sports impact indicator, hydration sensor, heart rate & activity wristband, baby temperature monitor, remote heart monitoring, interventional catheters and electrophysiology, industrial and defense, and the rage of applications goes far beyond this.
Even Cosmetics. MC10 calls them “”cosmetic stickers” that give you control of your beauty regimen.” Their goal is to implement them “so products are so smart, they can alert you via phone when it’s time to reapply sunscreen. From measuring your skin’s properties while you sleep, to recommending the perfect moisturizer…”
Who is MC10? In 2008, founder Professor John Rogers of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign came up with something that would change our lives – stretchable circuits. They have taken Rogers’ brilliant stretchable electronics platform out of the lab and into commercial product development. They state that their goal is “To redefine the interface between electronics and the human body. In other words – make humans more superhuman.”
What this means for you, is in 5-10 years from now, this will be implemented into full production devices and gadgets. Slap on a temporary electronic tattoo and you become one with your technology. The applications this can potentially be implemented into are truly vast.
J. D. Redmond ~ “Dr. Tech” ~ http://www.DrTech.co