'North Sense' Wearable Piercing From Cyborg Nest
North Sense, a wearable device for the body-pierced that can tell you when you are facing due north, can be preordered now from Cyborg Nest for $350. The first 2,000 units will ship soon.
(Cyborg Nest's north sense wearable piercing)
Cyborg Nest’s upcoming first product is a device called the North Sense: a miniature, Bluetooth-enabled wearable chip-like device users attach by way of body piercings. Its purpose? Firstly, to vibrate each and every time you face in a magnetic northward direction. Secondly, to aid your transition in becoming a real-life cyborg.
“The main aim of Cyborg Nest is to help as many people as possible to become cyborgs by extending their senses,” Liviu Babitz, Cyborg Nest’s CEO and founder, told Digital Trends. “North Sense is our first sense, with many more coming in the future. We think it’s something that should appeal to everyone on earth.”
I'm reminded of this helpful implanted compass-like item from Babel-17, the great 1966 novel by Samuel R. Delany:
“Come on. Then you both have a drink. On me. Real friendly, damn it." His other hand fell toward Rydra's shoulder, but she caught his wrist. The fingers opened from the many-scaled stellarimeter grafted onto his palm. "Navigator?"
He nodded, and she let the hand go, which landed.
(Read more about the stellarimeter)
Via Digital Trends; thanks to @ILoveMyPebble for the tip on this item.
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