If you’re a music fanatic, EBM probably means “electronic body movement”. And that came to my mind when I found this article over on BusinessWeek Online/Bloomberg headlined “Rewiring The Body”. Anyway, for fun I googled “ebm”. Here’s some of the results:
-Electronic Body Music
-Electronic Business Machines
-Expertise By Manufacturers
Okay, so we have “body” + “medicine” + “business” + “manufacturing”. Implantable mini- generators? Forget Procter & Gamble gadgetizing consumables – the real money is in gadgetizing our bodies. Maybe Ray Kurzweil is on to something – never say die.
The products they could make from herds of spidergoats and fields of webfalfa sounds amazing, and this article over at the MIT Tech Review site discusses some of them. But how bad do we really want this stuff?
Popular Science online reminds everyone of the versatility of the humble technology used in the ubiquitous inkjet printer in this short article. And of course there have been recent mentions of mad scientist/ Chicago chef, Homaru Cantu, using a Canon i560 to print food (and edible menus), and more than a few news reports of a University of Manchester research team printing skin and bones in similar fashion. Somehow Star Trek’s “replicator” doesn’t sound so crazy anymore. Now if people can make anything, what will they really make? Shudder to think.