In before commenters mention the singularity


19 Responses to “In before commenters mention the singularity”

  1. technogeek says:

    IBM was experimenting with the “personal area network” a decade or so ago, as a way to link personal electronics that was deliberately shorter range than bluetooth — essentially your own body or someone you touched.

  2. glenn says:

    The human body conducts RF energy. This is not news. Try grabbing a probe on an oscilloscope to see just how much your body is like a big antenna.

  3. Yamara says:

    Trent: Where are the future people of the Earth?

    The Glass Hand: In hiding. You are the key to releasing them.

    Trent: Where? Tell me.

    The Glass Hand: I am unable to answer. My mechanism is not whole.

  4. IMoriarty says:

    I wonder what the packet loss and latency ratio over distance was?


  5. Brainspore says:

    Meanwhile, North Korea University has been experimenting on how many bits said electrodes can transmit through your bits.

  6. Terry says:

    William Gibson unavailable for comment.

  7. mneptok says:

    So, how long until the MPAA and RIAA begin asking for blood samples as part of discovery during filesharing cases?

  8. DM says:

    I used to think how silly it was that the Wachowski Bros. depicted humans as batteries, but I realize it hit home the point of how utterly insignificant our cognition can appear from a higher order perspective.

  9. Anonymous says:

    100 Mbits tingles a bit.

  10. Xenu says:

    As Neo would say, “Whoa.”

  11. I less than three mermaids says:

    Eh, I’ll wait for the IEEE 100Mb standard arm.

    • Phikus says:

      In cabling, the speed is determined by the number of twists in each pair of conductors. So it looks like someone will have to twist your arm to get that kind of functionality. ;D

  12. Teller says:

    “Hand, let go of the hammer.”

  13. legion says:

    So, when the Matrix happens, we’ll be used as routers as well as batteries?

  14. Karl Jones says:

    I’d like to teach the world to route /

    In packet harmony /

    Send B+ trees and public keys /

    All up and down your arms …

  15. mrmule says:

    we are borg :)

  16. spocko says:

    The Cylons have a much higher data transfer rate.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I bet using opposing arms and higher current would result in a killer bitrate.

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