A Bluetooth-Enabled Burqa

March 06 2008 / by Zora Styrian / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Technology   Year: 2008   Rating: 2

Islamic Law keeping you down? It’s hard to send suggestive signals to the guy at the next table when you’re wearing a head to toe burqa. Leave it to the Germans to solve the problem. Enter CharmingBurka.

Berlin-based designer Markus Kison has developed a digitally-enabled robe that will send images of the wearer to nearby cellphones. What a way to beat the system! The modern Muslim woman just got one step closer to the 21st Century.

It will be great when this type of technology goes mainstream. We could ping someone with a great photo of ourselves on those bad hair days (‘I usually look like THIS!’), or just have cool stuff on hand to share with friends or strangers. If you’re looking for a job, you could keep a digital resume handy just in case. In the short term, we’ll probably just be getting a lot of spam and advertising sent to our phones. But, I think this is just another example of a greater trend of the device melting away as we move closer to ubiquitous computing.

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