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Digital tattoo interface

Her cell phone is ringing, but the display is turned off. She lightly pushes a small dot on the skin on her left forearm to suddenly reveal a two by four inch tattoo with the image of the cell phone’s digital display, directly in the skin of her arm. She answers the call by pushing a tattooed button on her arm. While she’s talking, the tattoo comes to life as a digital video of the caller. When she finishes, the tattoo disappears.

Jim Mielke’s digital tattoo entry in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition – it’s only a matter of time before we’re seeing this kind of technology, I think. I’ll do it when it’s more about art than cell phones . . .

8 thoughts on “Digital tattoo interface

  1. Wow, with the right placement, this could give a whole new meaning to “butt dialing”.

    Also, I’m second in line to volunteer for this tech.

  2. I called Dibs before. Really ask anyone ;) Oh, ok I’m 3rd in line. Is this he 1st step in the Borg process?

  3. Just like the OC Tattoos from Peter F Hamilton’s book “Pandora’s Star”, well maybe not quite that fancy but it’s a start. Bring ’em on!

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