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Blue Tooth Secret Whispers

A smile says a thousand words.
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This tiny send and receive device sits in one of your back molars where you might usually have a more traditional mercury filling. Occasionally it will flash it's piercing 'van Gogh' blue light from the back of your mouth, in a very exciting fashion. But this is not it's primary function.

Your personal Blue Tooth stores biographies of people we pass during the day. Get home, download, and be amazed at the people you rubbed shoulders with today.

I’m not one for blowing my own trumpet. I guess people around me aren’t either. But imagine if the guy at the bus-stop, the girl in accounts, and the man selling fresh croissants on the corner of your road all whispered their favorite thought to you as you walked past.

“I’ve just found out I’m pregnant”... “I’m so proud of my daughter, she’s just become Vice President"... “I’m having a secret affair with my boss, and the sex is incredible. You won’t believe what we were doing this morning in the board room"... “Spiders scare the crap out of me. I’m 6ft 5, and spiders scare me.”

I'd feel too bashful to ever tap somebody on the shoulder and tell them "Do you know, I'm sure my penis size breaks all known records", but I'd still like people to know.

Imagine going home, nuzzling up to your bluetooth computer to download a list of stories from the people you've met. Of course you'd spend a few minutes uploading your own story to transmit to passers-by next day.

* Civil liberties issues: Try not to put anything to compromising on your Blue Tooth. The Blue Tooth has an optional mode that only transmits when you smile so that you can choose who to transmit to.

Fishrat, Feb 09 2004

A Bluetooth Implant http://www.blueserk...ile=article&sid=201
Aug 13 2004: Industrial design firm comes up with the dDrive, a Bluetooth enabled 512mb hardrive that can be implanted as a tooth. [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       "Let me tell you about this fantastic idea I read today"
FarmerJohn, Feb 09 2004

       This is incredible. I could see writing a book with this++
theircompetitor, Feb 09 2004

       Well, [theircompetitor], why not put the first chapter into your Blue Tooth? It would be a novel (no pun) way of publishing, because anyone who liked your story would have to ensure that they walked past you the next day to pick up chapter 2.
Fishrat, Feb 09 2004

       First chapter:   

       Traveling the subways daily in search of that one special Bluetooth clip, theircompetitor has gained new insight into the human condition.   

       "Guys really do think about sex all the time", he says. "To them, any new technology is simply another way to come on to women. The other day, I saw a woman get up, make her way across a crowded subway car, and slap the hell out of a guy that was sitting next to me. And the strange thing was, he just sat there and smiled."
theircompetitor, Feb 09 2004

       Um, so... it's like a signature on your email thing, where everyone you smile at (who also has a blue tooth) will hear the same message?   

       A smile kinda is a message, and as a smiley person I would probably regret anything I typed in at some point. Besides, all the examples you give are *highly* personal.   

       As an empathetic person, I already have access to most people's emotions the instant they cross my path. The last thing I want is to then go home and listen to why they felt that way... A girl needs a little peace and quiet.   

       Sorry, but I'd rather you stayed out of my brain, [Fishrat], you and your marvel penis.
k_sra, Feb 09 2004

       I'm sure the market would become saturated with folks trying to sell you Viagra at discount prices and live XXX downtown. Marketing companies would be hiring homeless people because of their potential to reach lots of people.   

       "Hey, James, I just got the entire unabridged works of Shakespeare on my lower paritals! - check this out!"   

       I think I'd want mine to say "I just let one go - watch out."
Letsbuildafort, Feb 09 2004

       //[Fishrat], you and your marvel penis.// Don't tell me you fell for that old chestnut? [lbaf] I hope that this idea wouldn't be saturated by marketing people, because of the lag time. That's what I like about this idea - the fact that you won't get the message until several hours later, when you're in a different place and a different mindset.
Fishrat, Feb 10 2004

       And now it's a chestnut. No wonder it broke records...
k_sra, Feb 10 2004

       Oh, I thought it he was saying it was the size of a slightly large record needle.
Worldgineer, Feb 10 2004

       thank you for the //slightly large// [worldgineer]
Fishrat, Feb 10 2004

       (Look, we're all back on the bakery *sigh*)
k_sra, Feb 10 2004

       Whatever I say, I'll regret it.
Fishrat, Feb 10 2004

       Now you're wishing you didn't have that chip in your head!
k_sra, Feb 10 2004

       Nice idea - would it be possible that something other than a smile would transmit the message/story? Wouldn't want to have to filter my smiles dependent on who I wanted to know my story.   

       Perhaps a primitive drawing back of the lips and baring the teeth?
Lacus Trasumenus, Feb 10 2004

       [Lacus] No need to smile, as long as you have enough control over the broadcast to block it in an emergency: "morning jayne", "morning davi.. you were doing *what* with the boss in the boardroom?" <must remember not to smile at jayne in the mornings>
Fishrat, Feb 11 2004

       I think it would be a bit like watching one of these 'reality' television shows - that is, like being subjected to the unfiltered output of lots of very boring people.
hippo, Feb 11 2004

       People don't smile at homeless people.
yabba do yabba dabba, Feb 11 2004

       Is that an order?
k_sra, Feb 11 2004

       I suppose it is...
yabba do yabba dabba, Feb 23 2004

       The trouble with smiling at homeless people is that it always feels so condecending, even when it's not.

       Hippo: you have to live with the grit when you're panning for gold.
Fishrat, Feb 26 2004

       Just seen [krelnik]'s linky. Anybody know a decent patent lawyer?!
Fishrat, Aug 16 2004


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