Want to really be connected? Try Nokia’s vibrating tattoo

I suppose that the ultimate way to be connected to everything will be some kind of brain implant. But in the meantime, Nokia has a slightly less invasive idea. The Wall street Journal reports that Nokia has filed a patent application that proposes “a material attachable to skin, the material capable of detecting a magnetic field and transferring a perceivable stimulus to the skin, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to the magnetic field.” The Journal calls it a vibrating tattoo and reports:

Nokia’s thinking is that in much the same way that you can have different ring tones for different callers, so too a future phone could emit a different magnetic field depending who is calling, or if your battery is running low, or you receive an SMS, for example.

It seems a little outré to me. Would you like to be connected by a vibrating tattoo?

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