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eXistenZ, here we come! That particularly creepy Cronenberg movie gave us a taste of what was to come (see it on Youtube here), and now it begins. The title included a Magyar pun: Isten means God in Hungarian. Pretty soon, we'll be checking our social networks on our wrists, with screens embedded in our arms. The positive medical implications are great, at least. IO9 is reporting:
A team of engineers today announced a discovery that could change the world of electronics forever. Called an "epidermal electronic system" (EES), it's basically an electronic circuit mounted on your skin, designed to stretch, flex, and twist — and to take input from the movements of your body. EES is a leap forward for wearable technologies, and has potential applications ranging from medical diagnostics to video game control and accelerated wound-healing. Engineers John Rogers and Todd Coleman, who worked on the discovery, tell io9 it's a huge step towards erasing the divide that separates machine and human.