New Tech Could Bring TV to Contact Lenses, Emotional Charges to Tattoos
We never figured Iggy Pop for a psychic, but new technology gives the song "TV Eye" a whole new meaning.
According to the Daily Mail, a recent report published by the Future Laboratory consultant group claims that, within the decade, TV will be able to transmit video via contact lenses and emotional impulses via tattoos.
Theoretically, the monitor lenses and digital tattoos would be activated, and controlled, by such intuitive methods as hand motions. "We could even get to the point where we'll be able to immerse ourselves in a football game, making it feel like you're running alongside your favorite player or berating the ref," states the report, which was commissioned by British electronics retailer Comet.
Comet commercial director Bob Darke elaborated, "The world, in all its multi-sensory forms, will literally come to us, just the way we want it."
While this technology is extremely intriguing, we'll have to disagree with Darke; having images and emotions funneled into our very bodies by media corporations is not exactly the way we want it. According to Darke, the technology "will give staying in and slouching on the sofa a whole new meaning." Yeah, if by "new meaning" you mean "mind control." Have these folks truthfully never read '1984?' [From: Daily Mail]