i’ve been a bit too excited about augmented reality recently and i can’t wait for my smart glasses (and associated gadgetry) out so i can walk down the street and see the wonderful world of imagination. read halting state.
i’ve already toyed with having an rfid chip implanted in the back of my hand so when i walk from the kitchen at work to my classroom i don’t have to put the mugs down to swipe my pass. but this is also worth considering.
“researchers there are developing silicon-and-silk implantable devices which sit under the skin like a tattoo. already implanted into mice, these tattoos could carry leds, turning your skin into a screen.
the silk substrate onto which the chips are mounted eventually dissolves away inside the body, leaving just the electronics behind. the silicon chips are around the length of a small grain of rice — about 1 millimeter, and just 250 nanometers thick. the sheet of silk will keep them in place, molding to the shape of the skin when saline solution is added.”
cheers, wired science/pink tentacle.