At the recent International Solid State Circuits Conference a team of European researchers lead by Jan Genoe created the worlds first flexible organic microprocessor! Overcoming long standing issues with organic microprocessors, the team has created a technology that could be used for a variety of applications. According to Inhabitat:
"Imec’s new flexible microprocessor could lead to an exciting range of applications – if wrapped around pipes it could record water pressure, or it may be used to package food and pharmaceuticals and could indicate whether your meat is rancid or if you forgot to take your meds."
I can't wait for the day when our whole world is enbedded with such technologies, every surface full of useful information, and each new design contributing to the next step towards a smarter world.
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