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Bone Phone

Filed under: — Posted by the Fantasist during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

He said “bone”, heh, heh, heh…

Yep, “bone phone”. According to this article on AustrailianIT, Sanyo has built a phone that “…transmits sounds through vibrations that move from the skull to the cochlea in the inner ear, instead of relying on the usual method of sound hitting the outer eardrum.” Apparently, it’s quite good and clear, too. There are some early adopters who claim this technology really works well in the field, so to speak.
Personally, I find the implications interesting. Imagine a phone that’s implanted behind the owner’s ear and resonates directly into their ear. It would be the ultimate mobile phone. Hmm, how would you dial, though? With your tounge? Or, by blinking? Well, still not perfected, but at least there are some real posibilities there. Especially for science-fiction authors.

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