Monday, February 25, 2008

Nokia's Morph - A Nanotech Concept Device

Nokia and the University of Cambridge have designed a futuristic mobile electronic device called Morph that uses nanotechnology to deliver transparent electronics, self-cleaning surfaces, and the malleability to seamlessly transform into multiple different configurations. The unit is part of the MoMA "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibition, on view from February 24 to May 12, 2008, at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.


Anonymous said...

Very cool but what happens when a dark hacker group decides to broadcast the "buzzsaw" virus to NanoMorph devices? Your friendly, squishy wristwatch becomes a ring of gnashing teeth and before you know it, your hand is left twitching on the ground in a pool of blood.

I'm just saying ;)


mr. nano-intense said...

Or, extending that metaphor, nano-particles become self-aware, and billions of them, without being noticed or the functionality of the devices they come from, start drifting away to consolidate in hidden corners of the urban landscape to plan, and thus become ...something else completely different, and beyond the ken or barbie of man.

Then they come after us, in our sleep, infiltrating our brainstems to exert a subtle form of control, and to make more of them so that they may continue the cycle until...yeesh! 8^)

Mac said...

Mr. Nano--

Sounds sorta Rucker-esque.

Bandit said...

i noticed that the Morph concept takes a lot from the technologies that are already present in nature (self-cleaning, etc.)