January 10, 2005
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Materials the new wave?
After reading articles about how they found a new plastic that is able to convert more solar energy to power (from slashdot of course) I keep on thinking that the "next wave" will be materials. By the time we die the clothes that we wear will be very different than the ones that we had when we were born. We already have clothes that are coffee resistant due to being treated on the nano level. In fact I am wearing some right now.
When will your whole outfit be a network? Pretty soon at this rate, and it'll be charged when you are in light, and cleaned with just water. They'll probably put RF tags in your socks so that you can find that missing left one. You're glasses will "paint" on your eye your daily plan and you'll interact with your "personal agent" just by thinking about it since your hat will be able to read you brain waves... cool stuff. Sci-fi stuff, but coming to a GAP near you soon...
Posted by jim at January 10, 2005 04:13 PM
Eventually common sense will take over, and we'll go back to wearing regular cotton and polyester after someone finds out that the new nanotech stain resistant pants cause cancer. It's amazing how much stuff they can sell you if they market it well enough. If I have 5 pairs of pants that cost an extra $20 because they resist stains, and I get a stain on one of these pairs, then I've saved the price of one pair of pants. But I've spent $100 extra on my pants. You do the math. If you're really clumsy, it might pay off in the long run, but for most people I would doubt. I just wish they made materials more durable, and buttons that didn't fall off.
Nice to always look on the upside of things Kibbee.
hahaha... I don't know where you got your pants, but when I got mine they were about the same price as non-treated ones. *Maybe* 5$ more / pair.
You go and try to keep on wearing your plain pants. Someone you love will have a heart attack and their shirt / watch / whatever will detect this and call an ambulance and you'll wish that they had shirts like this when your folks were around.
I found my dad outside once after he had sprained his ankle and fallen. I had thought that he had a heart attack. It was one of the scariest moments of my life. I wish my dad had a shirt like that now.
You sound like someone who is really old: "in my day we beat our clothes on rocks to clean them, and that's the way we likes 'em!" If you want to go live in a cabin in the woods making your own clothes, that's up to you. I'll wear the clothes that clean themselves and tons of other features that I can't think of because it makes my life easier. But that's just me.
I don't have any problems with new high-tech things, but sometimes making something high-tech just gets in the way of what the person really wants.
brings up some interesting points. Most interesting to me was the many rules you must follow for the pants to keep their stain fighting abilities. I mean, if I have to follow all these rules just so this stain protector stuff will work, then are they actually saving me any time?
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