Sunday, March 26, 2006

When your clothes are smarter than you are

Nothing to add to this UPI headline ...

"LONDON, March 26 (UPI) -- Smart casual takes on a different meaning in Britain, as synthetic computerized smart clothes monitor cardiac health, muffle smells or download podcasts.

The nanotechnology clothing can also change texture and tell a washing machine which cycle it should use. Soon smart apparel will advertise sexual availability and display its owner's changing emotions in kaleidoscopic color, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

High-tech firms such as Sony Corp., Bosch Group, Motorola and DuPont are pouring money into research and development projects involving "intelligent" fabrics.

Soon, most garments may have some kind of microchip technology sewn in -- and for the sloppy, more and more clothes are including stain-resistant or spill-resistant finishes."