I am resending this - it did not get through the first time. I think it is
relevant because it would allow intra-body networking as well - so one's
keitai could serve as a comms unit for other "on body" peripherals (a PDA,
etc etc). Docomo is one of the companies involved.
...TWO Japanese telecoms giants have developed technology that turns the
human body into a broadband-paced link that allows e-mail addresses to be
exchanged through a simple handshake, a report said Monday....
10megabits/second, no less....
I wonder if this could be used for intra-body communication, so your pda
could talk to your watch could talk to your keitai - all just from skin
contact.... THAT would solve a lot of problems....
mmm - gives a whole new meaning to "must avoid skin/skin contact - might
catch a virus...."
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Received on Tue Oct 8 10:00:43 2002