January 30, 2014

Beware the wearable book!

We already have the virtual world manipulating our minds and making us wear computers, but are we that numbed and inured to sensing human emotions or using our imaginations through the written word that we also now need some gadget to prod us?

Researchers at MIT have come up with a vest that acts as a wearable book. Read about it here and here.

Some of the comments are apt. Never mind the sly suggestions of what this will do for pornography, just imagine (that’s if you are still capable) what a horror story or serial killer-thriller could do to your heart! Any wearable book can’t possibly be sold without a serious health warning attached to it and, if they have any sense, the inventors should get their defence legal team set up now.

Also if Wallace of Wrong Trousers fame ever needs to replace his string vest then this ridiculous invention should fit the bill.

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