Bleeding Edge

by Carlo Longino




The Latest iPod Killer -- Breast iMplants

from the hi-dr-nick dept

Researchers at BT Laboratories say that within 15 years, women will be able to store MP3 players and their music collection in breast implants. "One boob could hold an MP3 player and the other the person's whole music collection," apparently. The implants would transmit sound and be controlled over Bluetooth, and could also work with sensors to detect heart murmurs, blood pressure increases, diabetes and breast cancer. Sounds really great and everything -- but what happens when they come out with a new model with bigger capacity, a color screen, or plays video? Sounds like the upgrade could be pretty painful. The BT boffin says, "if a woman has something implanted permanently, it might as well do something useful" -- but why just breast implants when it seems like they could be implanted anywhere? Why not make buttocks more useful, or shins? But I guess that's the perk of a BT research job -- sit around all day thinking about boobs and music.

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