I just read an article about a dress that lights up when a cell call is received. Tennis pro Maria Sharapova recently unveiled the dress for reporters and other photographer-types in front of a store in London. Honestly, I have to say I’m relieved – I was hoping someone would solve this problem as soon as possible.
That last bit of commentary was sarcasm, in case you missed it. Here’s a snippet from the Reuters article on this story:
British fashion student Georgie Davies dreamed up the knee-length short-sleeved white dress as part of a school project with mobile phone-maker Sony Ericsson to figure out ways of incorporating new technology into fashion.
Davies said the dress is designed to eventually be connected to the wearer’s phone by Bluetooth wireless technology, so she can be alerted to a call even in noisiest of places.
“When you’re in a pub or a bar, you can never, ever hear your phone,” 20-year-old Davies told Reuters on Wednesday.
One shoulder of the dress down to the hip is embellished with translucent white scales that move and light up.
Society is so much better now that we can see every time someone gets a call. It’s not enough that people’s cell phones are glued to the side of their faces. It’s not that I think the technology is silly, I think it is great that we can incorporate such luxury things. I’d just rather see a dress that can regulate blood sugar or dialysis or something of value.