Jul 20 2013
The Daily Mail
As always, when pushing an agenda the mighty propaganda machine is brought into action.
Here we have a seemingly harmless article designed to appear beneficial in terms of fitness and for the disabled which in reality has a far, far darker undertone.
The message is under the skin implants are good… Are they fuck.
Yet it is this kind of article that will lead the brain dead population into a lifetime of infinite servitude.
Any article that mentions the girly cunt Gideon Bean in favourable terms in the headline is guaranteed to be detrimental to your well being.
Anyone who believes under the skin implants are the way forward deserves all they get.
From George Osborne’s hi-tech wristband to implants under the skin: How wearable technology could become part of our bodies
- The £100 wristband keeps track of eating, sleeping and fitness activity
- Brands downsize gadgets for everyday life while technology races ahead
- Clothes could be computers and skin microchips could control movement
PUBLISHED: 12:58, 20 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:24, 20 July 2013
George Osborne’s hi-tech activity wristband, which helps him keep track of his sleep and fitness regime, showed the Chancellor adopting an ever-growing trend for wearable technology.
His £100 Jawbone UP wristband and smartwatches are already on the market as brands work out ways to downsize gadgets into accessories for day-to-day life.
But the technology is already racing ahead, even though it’s only just taking off with the public – and is about to get under our skin.
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Technology expert Shane Richmond says Mr Osborne’s wristband will seem ‘quaint when our children are confronted by the first cyborg Chancellor.’
Writing in the Independent, Mr Richmond says smartclothes – where a garment is essentially a wearable computer – and under-skin microchip implants are next.
Sales of wearable gadgets are expected to reach 70million by 2017 from 15million this year, he says, and the total could be even higher if Apple adds an iWatch with the abilities of a smartphone to its collection.
Google Glass, which could be on sale this Christmas for around $1,500 (nearly £1,000), has become the latest ‘must-have’ tech gadget.
The frames, made from titanium and plastic, allow users to take photos, film video and make Google searches with the information popping up in their line of vision via a Wi-Fi connection.
Earlier this week Apple was said to be hiring outside help to tackle design problems with the iWatch, while California-based startup firm Pebble Technology makes a watch that wirelessly synchronises with smartphones and vibrates to alert users of incoming phone calls, emails and Twitter posts.
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Mr Richmond calls smartclothing already on the market, such as a mobile phone dress with an inbuilt-antenna and SIM card in the label and GPS-tracker shoes, ‘crude’ compared with new designs.
‘A team of scientists from Italy, France and the US explored the possibilities of using conductive thread – cotton coated in nanoparticles and polymers – to form transistors and circuits,’ he says.
‘Instead of wearing a dress with a computer built-in, your dress will be the computer.’
He cites Dr Sabine Seymour, founder of agency Moondial, which explores the ways fashion can use technology.
She predicted that clothes could one day keep us cool, change their colour and charge other gadgets – without needing to be washed.
When it comes to surgical implants, Mr Richmond says: ‘Instead of glasses, imagine if your retina had a display built-in. Consider an activity tracker implanted in your foot, or a tooth-filling sensor that vibrates when you have a message.
‘More recently, work has begun on sensors that can be swallowed to monitor the effect of medical treatment and disposable monitoring patches that can be attached to the body.’
He cites the world’s leading expert in cybernetics, who has experimented with microchips that helped him remotely-control doors and lights, but has also explored medical possibilities.
Professor Kevin Warwick, of Reading University, had a chip implanted into his nervous system and was able to control a robot arm – developed by his colleague Dr Peter Kyberd – using thought power.
The technology could radically change the lives of amputees and victims of paralysis.
Another case saw British man Trevor Prideaux, who was born without a left arm, became the world’s first person to have a smartphone dock built into his prosthetic fibreglass and laminate arm in 2011.
Mr Prideaux said at the time: ‘I can now take calls and make texts just by using my one hand, while the phone sits inside my arm.
‘The phone slots smoothly and securely within my limb and is easily removable, when required.
‘I think this would help a lot of people with prosthetic arms – especially those who were not born with the disability.
‘Now when I get a call, I can either hold my arm up to my ear or put it on speakerphone. I can also take it out if I need to.’
American man Rich Lee, who is losing his sight, has experimented with implants in his tragus – a small piece of cartilage just outside the ear – which are worn with a coil around his neck and act as headphones.
To listen to music, Mr Lee has to plug his phone into a tiny amplifier which is connected to the coil around his neck to create a magnetic field.
This magnetic field causes the magnets in his ears to create sound which only he can hear.
The 34-year-old hopes the implants could be connected to GPS for directions and an ultrasonic rangefinder which would emit a warning hum as he approaches objects.
‘Lifestyle’ implants, meanwhile, could see chips inserted under the skin which could contain vital information such as medical records and passport or credit information.
Despite concerns over the security of personal information or what it could be used for – and even concerns from psychologists about the obsessive need to continually check up on smartphones – Mr Richmond is sanguine about the new developments.
‘These concerns aren’t exclusive to wearables; they apply equally to smartphones and other technology,’ he says.
‘For most people, the benefits – helping us to understand ourselves better and bringing us information in a less distracting way – will outweigh the risks, as they have with smartphones.’
Mr Richmond explores the technology’s potential in his upcoming e-book Computerised You, which is published as a Kindle Single next month.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2371315/From-George-Osbornes-hi-tech-wristband-implants-skin-How-wearable-technology-bodies.html#ixzz2Zb8ytnrG
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