November 30, 2013

If you want your wearable computer in wig form...

... Sony has invented it for you.
"We think one of the biggest reasons is the style... the focus has been function, not style," said Hiroaki Tobita and Takuya Kuzi.
This was a quote from 2 guys, speaking — what? — in unison? Were they aided by a SmartWig?
"The goal of SmartWig is to achieve both natural and practical wearable devices," they said, adding the "natural appearance" of their invention -- which can be made from human hair -- could prove a selling point.
I agree. I've been waiting decades for the trend that — back in the 60s — Andy Warhol seemed to be doing a fine job of making seem hip and cool.

8 comments:

betamax3000 said...

Warhol had an interesting sense of style; he wore silver wigs and eventually dyed his hair silver. After having been told he had lazy eyes, he wore opaque glasses that had a tiny pinhole for him to see through.

http://www.life123.com/arts-culture/artists/andy-warhol/andy-warhol-facts-2.shtml

betamax3000 said...

Now that So Many Women Shave Their Pubic Hair they Can Also Come out with the SmartMerkin.

St. George said...

Soon enough we will all have implants—one to monitor our vital signs, another for data transmission.

Later, these will become standard shortly after birth like the HBV vaccination (and others) and circumcision.

cubanbob said...

This appears to be a harebrained idea.

betamax3000 said...

I Notice that Linked Warhol Image is a Polaroid. I Wonder How Warhol Would've Functioned in the Digital Image Era: Paralysis from Too Many Possibilities? More Pieces of Work?

Foose said...

Maybe it explains those really cool wigs worn by female staff on the moon in the 1970s British TV series UFO ...

http://cumbriansky.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/shado-ufo-girls-moonbase-10.jpg

Illuninati said...

Law students would love those computers during tests.

Fred Drinkwater said...

Your title instantly made me think of a line from Stan Lem's book "The Futurological Congress" (wherein, among other things, the hero is awakened from frozen sleep in a radically drugged future.) He remarks on current fashion, something like this:
"And, women could get their pet birds installed in little glass cages in their foreheads. Or, even better, they could not."