Being the 21st century and all, this was kind of bound to happen: the merging of computers and clothing.
The idea is actually not that new. It's been around for a while. But, this is really the first time the concept is being applied to the universally beloved garment of the t-shirt.
It's all part of a collaboration between CuteCircuit, a London based fashion company that's been playing with clothes and tech for a while, and Ballantine's, a brand of blended scotch.
According to the below promotional video, they've already built a working prototype. The shirt features a huge LED screen, microphone, camera and speaker. It's controlled via your cellphone and some of the ideas of what it could do include connecting to Twitter to display random content, using the shirt's input devices to upload to various social-networking sites, and playing music through the speaker. Of course, something like this wasn't inexpensive to design and build. Right now, the team is just gaging demand for the shirt before heading into mass production. The more people interested, the lower the price.
To recap: a fashion company and liquor company are creating a t-shirt that acts like a smartphone only on your body in front of everyone else -- all, we assume, while you're out at the clubs and bars.
Yeah, this won't create any problems.
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