December 27th, 2006


Bring me your mind-children

I'm on deadline for my next Wired News column, the first of 2007, and I thought I'd broach the subject of fantasy technology. Then I thought I'd ask you to add your ideas to the suggestions I'll be making myself.

Basically, what inventions would you like to see emerge during 2007? Can you describe one? Maybe start from your actual needs and extrapolate a piece of technology (give it a silly name if you like) that doesn't exist right now, but could plausibly be invented. Obviously these mind-children are going to be somewhat frivolous. If you really think up something brilliant, don't share it with me and the readers of Wired News -- just go ahead and patent it.