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  • Should our bodies become tech interfaces?
  • Should our bodies become tech interfaces?
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DuoSkin: temporary tattoos go high-tech

With DuoSkin, wearables are no longer just an accessory – they become part of your skin. Developed by the MIT Media Lab and Microsoft, these temporary tattoos use gold leaf to create aesthetically-pleasing user interfaces. But to what extent are we comfortable turning ourselves into cyborgs?

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“In the future, I don't want to carry all my devices to the park to work from there,” says cyborg scientist Stefan Greiner. “I'd be happy if these functionalities are at least partly integrated into my clothes. And hopefully there are just small lenses I can put into my eyes that overlay visual information on to my environment, so that I don't need these big screens anymore.” [1] The idea of cyborgs may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but they’re already here to an extent. And a new project from MIT and Microsoft has ...

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