Now I’ve seen everything!

Ashe Moses of the Sydney Morning Herald alerted me to this amazing new technology today:

Asher Moses : SMH
November 27, 2006 – 12:27PM

Being stuck in the rain need not be dull, say Japanese researchers who have invented an umbrella capable of capturing and displaying photos and video.

The high-tech umbrella, developed at the Okude laboratory in Tokyo’s Keio University, boasts an integrated digital camera, built-in Wi-Fi and an attached projector.” [Read more ...]

How cool is this?!!

But how practical is it? When walking the streets with an umbrella, just how much time do you spend not walking? OK OK, so maybe it has OTHER uses than being inside an umbrella, and this IS after all a ‘proof of concept’ demo.

It does get the mind thinking, though, about how high tech we’ve become in such a short space of time. In the past few weeks an Australian invention showcased sports clothing which was able to show the results of the game – within the fabric. Ingenious!

And judging by the way the biggies [Google etc] have been gobbling up smaller companies lately, Ashe Moses was not surprised when he wrote this:

“Whether or not Pileus will ever make it to market is unclear, but the researchers make no secret of their commercial intentions – it’s difficult to miss the “Yahoo buy me!” and “Google buy me!” logos slapped onto the bottom of their website.”

I lurrrrrrrv technology!

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