There are tons of patent out there that are 'just there'. I am not sure where this one will find a good footing. However, different time, different culture, different country might find it interesting. But, universally it is not that kind of a 'killer' feature.
An auto-destruct button? O.O I like the wig idea with teleporting powers. :D
I am not sure what to think about this Sony's idea. :/ Maybe the GPS, and other electronics can be detachable? I am almost sure no one in his right mind at Sony has thought about something that you can't detach from your wig in case you want to wear your wig on a night out, instead of making your usual PPPs in your company.
Of course then is the washing a wig with electronics problem, as you noted. Unless, again, you could detach the electronics before giving your wig a bubble bath. Hmm
Well, I see your fab wig collection has grown. Now you even have one that makes you super cute, and one for special martial arts, and all. :D
@glenbren I know, right? I know that wearable computing is all the rage, and I suppose that they could manufacture these things so that the electronics can be removed. But it still seems like a strange place to put them, because it wouldn't make the tools very accessible. A smart watch makes some sense, because your wrist is easy to access, but who wants to go digging under their wig or tugging it on it here and there?
Okay, I just came up with another use case for these things, which might be more useful than a spy wig. When I have to get EEGs, I've got my whole head covered in electrodes, with about 30 long wires streaming down to my waist, and it's either plugged into a wall or plugged into a storage device that I carry around my waist. And of course it is NOT a fashionable look.
If there was a wig I could wear that had all the electrodes attached to the inside of it, and could use wireless communications to send the data back to a remote server, I would be VERY interested. Whenever I have to get an EEG that lasts for 48 hours I hide from society.
@Ariella Well I don't need a human hair one, and if they could make the thing wireless, it wouldn't necessarily need to be long enough to reach my waist. Another thing I thought of though -- that kind of wig would be subject to security/privacy compliance like other medical data and computing devices .
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