A system like this would be truly beautiful. Truly connected. We could see our families with ease. Too bad, for now the politicians are dragging their feet. When they finally put the interests of their constituents ahead of those of the oil companies funding their campaigns, perhaps we could see something like this.
Imagine you were rendered unable to distinguish between colors, unable to tell the different between black, white, yellow, or not knowing why an orange is called an orange. It would be an unusual form of torture, but that’s what Neil Harbisson has had to live with for most of his life. Born with a condition known as achromatopsia, he is unable to see colors and is affected by complete color blindness.
But this unfortunate tale has a happy ending, as Harbission became the owner of a device created by Adam Montandon called the Eyeborg. The device is embedded in Harbission’s skull and provides a synesthetic function, translating colors into sounds. Not only does he get to experience that alchemical transformation of the senses, but he’s also got the credential of being the first ever cyborg (his passport picture includes the device).
“DesignLibero’s Green Wheel is small, but its rotary design squeezes a lot of growing area into a tight space. No natural lighting is needed—plants grow in a circle around a light source in the center of the wheel, which DesignLibero says maximizes efficiency. An internal engine rotates the plants and controls the pump and water reservoir, which automatically irrigate the plants. Despite its sophisticated machinery, The Green Wheel doesn’t sacrifice aesthetics. Think of it as the pocket farm for the design minded.” (via Space Shuttle Gardening For Your Small Space - Lifestyle - GOOD)