Note to Hart and Huntington tattoo shop: you guys so need to hook up with Gina Miller, a designer and animator who
is looking to make your business totally obsolete. Obviously seeing a bright future in
implanted devices, Seattle-based Miller,
with help from nanotech author Robert A. Freitas Jr., has finished her concept-animation project that envisions a
dermal display system consisting of billions of nanobots that can self-assemble and emit photons to form text and
graphics directly on the skin. While user-changeable tattoos are the most obvious implementation of this technology,
Freitas proposes the more ‘practical’ deployment of using pixelbots to display info gathered from the army of
healthbots that will one day run amok in our bloodstreams. The futuristic system also promises to be touch sensitive,
allowing you to send a message back to your nano-friends telling them to get the hell out of your prostate.
Friday, September 23, 2005
I think I saw this demonstrated on Babylon 5...