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"I think a lot of kids whose mental growth outruns their maturity gravitate to science fiction."
- Dan Simmons

OLED Body Film  
  Attaching or implanting flexible screen material to the body as decoration.  

Creative use of this idea; I think that OLED skin sensors were prototyped or trialed last year.

[Kaizong] couldn't understand the young men in the streets who applied polyimde OLED body film to their bared shoulders so that the electrical currents flowing through their muscles could power the colorful display of flowing text and images. In America, that kind of body film technology was generally used as diagnostic tool for monitoring patients bio signs. But here, it had become a part of the street culture of status display.
From Waste Tide, by Chen Qiufan.
Published by Tor Books in 2019
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Compare to the thought screen from The Emperor of the Stars (1931) by Schachner and Zagat, signal skin from The Algebraist (2004) by Iain M Banks and readout skin from Steel Beach (1992) by John Varley.

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