[ExI] the next big thing

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 22 14:05:05 UTC 2009

--- On Tue, 4/21/09, painlord2k at libero.it <painlord2k at libero.it> wrote:
> Next big thing?
> Agree that a continual evolution and improvement of the
> cellphone, leading to an implantable cellphone, is very
> probable.

I believe the immediate path for improvement of the mobile is, as many have pointed out (maybe not here), just coming out with an all in one device -- something that truly replaces the PDA, media player, and portable computer but is contained in a mobile phone.  Of course, quite a few devices already are making in roads along these lines...  But this isn't exactly revolutionary in the sense of an implantable phone or computer.

> But the "big thing" will be the ability to monitor the body
> and its functions / states. What I see is something like the
> BodyBug, but on steroids and implantable. This could very
> well melt with the implantable cellphone immediately or
> after.
> The BodyBug and other similar devices (like the Fitbit)
> satisfy another need / want of the people: awareness of
> their body conditions and feedback. A continuous feedback
> beat a sporadic feedback in usefulness.

A lot of monitoring can be done now.  I wonder if there are many healthy people out there who opt for some sort of frequent or even continuous body monitoring.  (Certainly, a lot of life extensionists do routine blood testing that goes beyond just checking cholesterol levels.)  It's be interesting because of the data that could be gained from a a decent population of such people.




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