It’s not that I have an issue with tattoos — I sport a few myself — but I don’t want anything that is permanently in my skin to be linked to technology that could be obsolete any second. Also, it seems like having an actual part of your body vibrate with your phone would be an incredibly creepy and weird feeling.
If I were a more paranoid person, I might come up with a sci-fi scenario where people started getting these tattoos and then Nokia sold the technology to the government, who then used it to track and control people. Maybe I’ve read a few too many dystopian novels.
It seems the more likely that people just wouldn't buy it, or wouldn't buy enough to make it a profitable venture. Would you consider such a tattoo? Link
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I can't wait to say "excuse me , my butt is tingling, I have to take this"
I had this done in 2005 using tiny neodymium magnets. The concept was invented by Todd Huffman. Do a google search for "magnetic implants" for more information. They're amazing.
I can actually "feel" electromagnetic fields using mine. I can sense the bubbles of EM off transformers, I can feel power running through cables, I can feel the motion of electric engines (for example, I can feel the harddrives spinning inside a laptop computer). More info on mine on my website.
It's very cool stuff but the patent should be invalidated by the prior art. It's not their idea.
That includes links to more info on the REAL history of this technology.