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Marcus Fairs, editor-in-chief of design magazine Dezeen, says that wearable technology will be a defining feature of future design. Fairs points to the likes of MC10, whose founder Professor John Rogers designed the stretchable circuit, and whose mission statement is to "extend human capabilities by making high-performance electronics virtually invisible, conformal, and wearable".  The Biostamp is a digital temporary tattoo that stretches and twists seamlessly with our bodies to monitor our health.

Marcus Fairs, editor-in-chief of design magazine Dezeen, says that wearable technology will be a defining feature of future design. Fairs points to the likes of MC10, whose founder Professor John Rogers designed the stretchable circuit, and whose mission statement is to “extend human capabilities by making high-performance electronics virtually invisible, conformal, and wearable”.
The Biostamp is a digital temporary tattoo that stretches and twists seamlessly with our bodies to monitor our health.

Discussion:  Forecasting future technology is not an easy feat.  Ten years ago, it was hard to imagine that things like 3-D printed food, bionic body parts, and invisibility cloaks would be a part of our future.  Some experts believe that the areas of manufacturing and wearable technology will hold the biggest advancements in the coming years.  There may be a revolution in manufacturing coming, similar to the revolution that laptops had on the computer industry, and cheap video editing software had in the film industry.

Source:  CNN News

Date:  May 2, 2013

Link:  http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/02/tech/innovation/future-of-design/index.html

Discussion Questions:

  • What is a device that may assist in a manufacturing revolution?
  • How does completely understanding an objects material structure make it easy to reconstitute anything?

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