Are you ready for a cell phone implant?

Check out this fun bit of speculation form the St. Petersburg Times Floridian Website…


In-your-face interface
Wrap your head around this: As technology gets smaller, faster, more futuristic, imagine yourself connected to a device that doesn’t just lamely hang on your ear but invades your skull. Not yet. Soon.

“We’re going to wind up in essence with ‘intelligent earrings,’ ” said Paul Levinson, professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University in New York and author of Cellphone: The Story of the World’s Most Mobile Medium and How It Has Transformed Everything!

And then . . .

“The size is going to continue to decrease until it disappears,” Garreau said.

And then . . .

Kevin Warwick, a cyborg expert at the University of Reading, England, told the San Francisco Chronicle last year that implants are “the next step” and “a relatively minor one.”

“I think they’ll go internal pretty soon,” Levinson said. “Not in a matter of months. But maybe five or 10 years from now.

Thanks to for the cool image from their Future Glimpse 4 Scenes from the not-so-distant future image contest.


  1. LOL Carly!

    I think the green thing is supposed to be the wireless earpiece, and the part on the lobe the actual cell phone receiver.

    The picture is a “photo-art” contest entry from Worth 1000 … too bad it’s not reality!

    The artist could have picked a different color, would yellow have been better? 😉


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