Here's a video from what looks like some kind of tradeshow at the Philips booth where they demonstrate light emitting fabric called lumalive. They have people wearing t-shirts with moving light animations on them, chairs with moving light images in the backs of them, and a couch with the back filled with light moving icons. The video is pretty light on technical details however. As far as I can tell the tshirts look pretty bulky (somewhat like a bulletproof vest). The back of the chair though looks pretty good and the woman even presses in on the light area to show that it isn't just a flat light emitting surface. I'm guess it's either embedded LEDs, electroluminescence, or a flexable LCD.
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So one of the mosted emailed photos for today on Yahoo was this image of a "designer contact lense". This contact lense has a soccer ball on it with the center area open so you can still see out of your eye. A second set of contact lenses has the German flag on it. They're charging something like $54 a pop for these things. Just wait, you know they have deals in the works for all the mega brands like Coca Cola, 7-Up, etc. Wait for the tradeshows, other sporting events (American football?), or even TV shows where everyone there is wearing their brand logo on their eyeball.
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