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While I wait for the world to end...

Technology that someone should have built by now;


  • LED bindi: a tiny light and battery that attaches to the forehead providing decoration and illumination.

  • Old school Trek communicator: An old school Star Trek flip open communicator that does either does bluetooth or is an actual phone.

  • TNG Trek communicator: A small pin that works as a bluetooth speakerphone.

  • Pocketwatch phone: A small gold clamshell phone on a chain.



Why aren't our gadgets prettier?

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hippybngstockng
Nov. 28th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
Those things might not exist, but i know I've seen shows and read articles on those machines you can get that allow you to design and machine build anything you can think of. I think they still cost a couple mill to have one, but think of the investment you'd be making, since you could corner the LED bindi market.
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captainmushroom
Nov. 28th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
No, no! You want a very bright pin of light in the bindi. One that flashes. Yep, raver bindi!
the_real_crispy
Nov. 28th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
You could probably solve the TNG comm power problem with either some kind of biomechanical or wireless power.
curgoth
Nov. 28th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
On the TNG pin - it's just like speaker phone on a regular cell phone. Not as clear as a handset or a headset, but serviceable. It's certainly be annoying for people near by though.

For the watch phone, I'm imagining two touch screens, so the functionality could shift. The only down side I see is that you'd never be able to hold the thing up to your face if you were wearing it as a proper pocket watch.
kalivor
Nov. 28th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Well, now you could conceivably have the pin as a battery holder/switch/receiver, and make the shirt around it the speaker:

http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12630225
curgoth
Nov. 28th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
My only worry with the bindi is keeping the weight down low enough to stay stuck on. As a bonus, with one of those on, cameras won't pick up your face, just the light from the bindi.
50_ft_queenie
Nov. 28th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! May your year be filled with cool gadgets. ;)
corwin77
Nov. 28th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
This is as close as I can get right now...but I'm sure it won't be long.
curgoth
Nov. 28th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
That's what got me thinking about all this stuff.
sabotabby
Nov. 29th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Agreed on all counts. Also, MP3-playing hip flask.

And jetpacks.
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