Technology that connectsThe latest edition of New Scientist magazine has an article [read it online here] on glasses that have been invented by MIT that allow lovers to drink together from remote locations.
The glasses are fitted our with LED’s, liquid sensors, and wi-fi connectivity. When one person picks up their glass, or fills it, the LED on the other person’s glows a particular colour. When they drink, another LED indicates this activity. Besides the various other applications in fields like medicine the scientists say the ‘wireless’ glasses “help people feel as if they are sharing a drinking experience together”.
In a recent Business Week podcast the journalists were talking about the advent of ‘Post-Geographic Man’. They spoke of global virtual teams where members had never met personally. What struck me in reading the New Scientist article was the reality that this type of tool becomes a real technology enabler of post-geographic connectivity….bring on the Connection Economy!!!

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