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Thursday, October 13, 2005 0 comments
Mood: Physically exhausted
Reading: Terror tip for rich: E-mails warned bigs of city attack
Currently listening to: All Mine - Portishead
Quote of the day: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke
I am exhausted.
A day of work (despite being relatively peaceful), followed immediately by an hour of badminton with Sneexe (hah! 15-7 15-7 15-4! VICTOIRE!) and close to two hours of salsa dancing does a tired Pat('s feet) make.
Ah well, at least i met up with most of the gang yesterday, as usual, for coffee at the local 'Bean and mamak in Hartamas. Gotta savour the small things in life when you can, right?
So, anyway, rather than posting anything remotely substantial or introspective (hah!) i'd much rather just divert your attention to what may possibly be the coolest mobile phone on the planet (with a big phat kudos to Abishek for pointing it out to me in the first place)...
No, that ain't no oversized Nokia flatworm baby - thats a bona fide flexible mobile phone!
A personal mobile communication device which lets you be free and fun. It is light, simple and carefree. You can change its form according to your needs during the day. You dont have to carry it in your pocket or on your wrist. You can carry it anywhere, in anyform. You can roll it, bend it, put on your clothes like a clip.
It also makes some form changes that makes it more ergonomical: i.e. when you want to talk on the phone, the body form turns into the form of the good old telephone. You can personalize these forms and record them. So it fits you the best in the way that you have chosen. Also e-motions let you send forms to other 888 users: i.e. you can send a heart shape to your girlfriend or a dancing figure to your friends to call them to the party tonight. This way you can talk without words.
*technologies that are used
It uses liquid battery, speech recognition, flexible touch screen, touch sensitive body cover which lets it understand and adjust to the environment. It has a simple programmable body mechanism so that it changes forms in different situations.
*the functionality of design
You dont have to carry it in your pocket or on your wrist. You can carry it anywhere, in anyform. You can roll it, bend it, put on your clothes like a clip. It also makes some form changes that makes it more ergonomical: i.e. when you want to talk on the phone, the body form turns into the form of the good old telephone. You can personalize these forms and record them. So it fits you the best in the way that you have chosen. The functions that it has also create a feeling of electronical pet, as it senses your moves, understand what you want, respond you in the best way. It learns you, to fit you better.Also e-motions lets you send forms to the other 888 users. It could be the shape of a heart or a small dance. This way you can talk without words.
*how the user interacts
E-motions... It means electronical motions that 888 has. You can send and receive forms from / to friends. You can send a heart shape to your girlfriend, so her telephone turns into an icon of heart. Or you can send a dancing form to your friends to call them to the party tonight. This is the fun side of the product. If we look from the functionality side, 888 is quite flexible. You can put it into your pocket, roll it and make it smaller, or put on your wrist when you want to make a video call on the go. If you want to talk like a normal telephone, there you have your telephone shape. We go through a lot of places and situations in the daily life, so it seems like one form is not enough.
*what is unique ?
You can change the form of the body. Not just the color. And you can do the same by sending an e-motion to your friend.
The idea is that "the perfect form" does not exist. "Form follows you" We create the perfect form for each function.
Mama, i know EXACTLY what i want for Xmas... ;)
But seriously, is that cool or what??? I mean, i knew that liquid batteries and tough, flexible touch screens (not to mention 'invisibility cloaks') were going to go vogue but not this soon!
Anyhow, for those who are interested there are more pics and even a 4 minute animation video on the site.
Name: Patrick Pincon
Studied at: Monash
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