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SkinWalker
07-06-2004, 03:04 AM
Okay... so they're really patenting "Body Power" (http://news.com.com/Microsoft+patents+body+power/2100-1014_3-5244766.html) in the form of a "Personal Area Network," or PAN.

The concept allows the body to act as the medium for transmitting and sharing power and data among devices.

Microsoft just keeps going, and going, and going....

Still, being a gadget freak, I'd like to see some of the practical applications mentioned in the article linked above.

ET Warrior
07-06-2004, 03:31 AM
Agreed. Very cool concept, but not entirely sure just HOW useful it is at the moment.

BongoBob
07-06-2004, 06:43 AM
and in recent weeks the company has obtained patents for double-clicking

:rofl: Those greedy SOBs :rofl:

Anyhow, that's weird. Just weird.

Sabretooth
07-06-2004, 06:51 AM
And if somebody hacks into your body, consider your life wasted. I don't think it would be a good idea to merge one of nature's best creations with our own creations.

Creepy...

Mex
07-06-2004, 08:06 AM
Bah someone will most probably invent a virus that renders our brains useless somehow, and then makes us dance! Naked! :eek:

toms
07-06-2004, 10:54 AM
i think i'd want a heck of a lot of years of testing for long term side effects, but otherwise it'd be pretty handy.

I saw something a whileback about a wireless PAN where you have a cellphone sized battery pack (plus memory etc..) that you can stuff on a belt or in a bag, everything else (mp3 player, mobile, gaming device, camera etc..) is then just a creditcard sized device that links up to it... so you can just put them in pockets all over your body.

Mind you, i'd be rather worried about walking around in the middle of a gigantic electric field the whole time. can't be good for you long term...

As for uses of the skin thing.... babylon 5 style communicators? (tiny communicators stuck to the back of your hand, mini cordless earpieces in your ear, virtual keypad sensors on each fingertip?

Astrotoy7
07-06-2004, 11:50 AM
Is this one of those kinetic energy things, 'cause that's been done. Seiko have a had a kinetic energy watch out for years, that harnesses some of your body's kinetic energy

*astro plugs his **** into power socket to see what happens*

mtfbwya

Topsshot
07-06-2004, 02:08 PM
This reminds me of the Nintendo classic, "Kabuki Quantum Fighter."

It'd be kind of cool to see if this was actually possible. Imagine if the human mind could be formatted to raw data..........

Anthony
07-06-2004, 02:15 PM
Don't go shaking unknown peoples hands, they could give you a virus! :p

Cool, but useless.

Captain Wilson
07-06-2004, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by Pal™
Bah someone will most probably invent a virus that renders our brains useless somehow, and then makes us dance! Naked! :eek:

As long as my eyes still work. And the popel are female. and hot. :D

It may be useless at the moment but with delevlopement....

Topsshot
07-06-2004, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by Anthony
Don't go shaking unknown peoples hands, they could give you a virus! :p


Ah, the ol' human computer virus joke. How I remember it well. :D


As long as my eyes still work. And the popel are female. and hot. :D

Add smart and funny to that, and I'll back up your opinion! :D

Kain
07-06-2004, 11:59 PM
Bill Gates makes me sick.

Expand your Imagi-Nation

Mike Windu
07-07-2004, 12:14 AM
Originally posted by Pal™
Bah someone will most probably invent a virus that renders our brains useless somehow, and then makes us dance! Naked! :eek:



We already danced naked... :indif:


*local radio*

94.1 the buzz: Argo here, what do you wanna hear?

friend: hey man i was wonderin if you have a good song I can dance naked to

94.1: man go put some clothes on

friend: i already have some clothes on but i wanna dance and take them off

94.1: man go take a cold shower freak *click*

Radio doesn't like people dancing naked... :(

Hermie
07-07-2004, 10:11 AM
...creepy in a matrixy kind of way.

Mex
07-07-2004, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by Herminator_64
...creepy in a matrixy kind of way.

Stfu and hold still while I package you up and send to to Microsoft as a test experiment. ;)

Ray Jones
07-07-2004, 05:04 PM
i heard they plan to patent the double-click.

ET Warrior
07-08-2004, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Topsshot
Add smart and funny to that, and I'll back up your opinion! :D

What? Women do NOT need to be smart NOR funny to be fun to look at them naked.

Topsshot
07-09-2004, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
What? Women do NOT need to be smart NOR funny to be fun to look at them naked.

Right, and sabretooth's a chicken of the sea. :p (don't ask)