Thursday, July 01, 2004

Microsoft to Use Human Skin as a Power Conduit and Data Bus

Microsoft has been awarded a patent for using human skin as a power conduit and data bus. "As a result of carrying multiple portable electronic devices, there is often a significant amount of redundancy in terms of input/output devices included in the portable devices used by a single person," says the filing. "For example, a watch, pager, PDA and radio may all include a speaker."

To reduce the redundancy of input/output devices, Microsoft's patent proposes a personal area network that allows a single data input or output device to be used by multiple portable devices.

Read more here. Oh... my childhood fantasies are now turning into reality!

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