Wednesday, March 02, 2005

"together they are a long skin interface"

New Technology to Use Human Body As Digital Transmission Path,, 22 February 2005:
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) is pursuing research and development of an innovative Human Area Networking technology called RedTacton that safely turns the surface of the human body into a data transmission path at speeds up to 10 Mbps between any two points on the body. Using a novel electro-optic sensor, NTT has already developed a small PCMCIA card-sized prototype RedTacton transceiver. RedTacton enables the first practical Human Area Network between body-centered electronic devices and PCs or other network devices embedded in the environment via a new generation of user interface based on totally natural human actions such as touching, holding, sitting, walking, or stepping on a particular spot.

Gravity's Rainbow
, p. 121
Together they are a long skin interface, flowing sweat, close as muscles and bones can press, hardly a word beyond her name, or his.