From Liza Eckert of the Death + Taxes web magazine comes this article on Nokia's latest patent acquisition: a tattoo linked to your mobile phone that vibrates when you get a call on your phone.
In other words, we have very quietly -- but very officially -- entered the era of cybernetic implants, transforming our bodies a la Neuromancer. Ferromagnetic ink? I just hope that it doesn't cause issues with an MRI machine.
You would get a tattoo using ferromagnetic ink -- it goes on just like any other tat -- which you then have to activate by holding it over a magnet. Then when it picks up the waves from your phone, it would silently buzz beneath your skin.
There could be some times when that is handy -- when you're somewhere that is too loud to hear your phone or can't feel it vibrating in your pocket, for example. Even still, my answer to opening question is "no."
Yeah, me neither.
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