Well, Dermal Implants Is One Way To Wear An iWatch

Recently, a guy named Dave Hurban has taken a “novel” approach to wearable technology by embedding magnets in his wrist. This unconventional method allowed him to attach an iPod nano directly to the skin, essentially creating a strapless watch. While this might sound extreme, it’s a fascinating example of how personal technology is becoming increasingly integrated with our bodies. It raises interesting questions about the future of wearable devices and our willingness to adopt such intimate forms of technology.

Dave’s magnet-embedded wrist, turning his arm into a living iPod dock, reminds of something straight out of ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution‘. In the game, futuristic tech merges with human bodies in mind-bending ways. Hurban’s real-life device integration, while less extreme, reminds of these sci-fi themes, suggesting a future where gadgets aren’t in our pockets, but part of us. It’s a small step from video game fantasy to reality, but it’s starting to blur the lines between human and machine.

I’m all for wearing the iPod nano as an iWatch, but man, I don’t think I’d ever have the balls or stomach to sit through a small operation to put magnets in my arm so I could wear the watch without a watch band.

Hey, whatever floats your boat, I guess.

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