MP3 breast implants had to start out as a joke. They just had to. But, here it is, 2005, and the MP3 player breast implant is looking like reality.
The story about mp3 player breast implants was first broken last week by news source Ananova. Ananova in turn quoted the mp3 breast implant concept creator, Ian Pearson, an analyst with BT Laboratories.
According to Pearson’s concept, the Mp3 player would be a piece of flexible electronics which would sit inside the breast implant along with chips which store the music collection, and beam its audio signal to wireless headphones via Bluetooth.
I dunno. Putting an mp3 player in a breast implant somehow seems so… fake.
Here’s the scary thing: according to Ananova, BT’s Futurology division say that the technology could be available within 15 years. And yes, there really is a “BT Futurology” division, and in fact according to them, it “has been named one of Britain’s top 20 think tanks.”
One can see why.
Pearson is the head “futurologist” at BT Futurology, where he looks not only at breasts, but things such as “active skin”, of which he says “Active skin is very exciting. In a few years we will be able to make chips the same size as skin cells. This opens up all sorts of possibilities.”
Pearson is obviously a futurologist with the practical in mind. In fact, when it comes to breasts, Pearson’s is quoted as saying “It is now very hard for me to think of breast implants as just decorative. If a woman has something implanted permanently, it might as well do something useful.”
I guess this gives a whole new meaning to lip-synching.