Saturday, December 24, 2011

Some Tech for the Girls

Or, being an equal opportunities blog, maybe for some of the boys too.

I just noticed Caroline putting on some nail varnish, which she acquired via Amazon. One coat goes on thinly and is allowed to dry, then next coat goes on thick and you hold the magnet over it.

I was reminded of a scene in Total Recall when a receptionist, in the office of the company selling those holiday experiences, was touching some kind of stylus to her nails and instantly changing their colour. I wonder how long it will be before that is a reality? See, advancing technology (well, innovation) is not all about I-phones, E-readers and and how big your RAM happens to be.


Olive Cheuche said...

Hi Neal

just wanted to wish you a merry Xmas!

my Xmas is made great by reading the delectable Skinner and its lethal fauna

"oh bugger!" I grumble between mouthful of cored crustaceans ;)


Conan the Librarian™ said...

Mmm...third child...

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

the place to paint future nails should open soon.

Huan said...

I had a similar effect trying to glue a strong magnet into a motorcycle disc with stuff called JB-Weld. Epoxy with steel powder mixed through it.
The metal powder migrated to the poles of the magnet and pulled the epoxy with it.
It was weird, kind of like muscle flexing.

Alex Cull said...

With proper molecular nanotechnology, intelligent nail varnish shouldn't be too difficult to implement. Ditto programmable hair and skin colour.

Nails and hair could be set to change colour according to mood, perhaps. Or someone could devise video fingernails! (That's maybe going a bit too far...)

daniel ware said...

Clothes will come first, then as the nano-manufacturing process matures applications will widen to things like sign, hair and nail. moving tattoos anyone?

Neal Asher said...

Olive, eating crab will never be the same ... or going swimming.

Conan, you're eating one?

Vaude, I'm guessing a lot in the way of anal probes.

Huan, so when are you starting work on developing golem muscles?

Alex and Daniel, I see no problem with moving pictures on skin or fingernails. But of course that's old news. Ray Bradbury got there ahead fo the game.