We hate wires, they are unreliable, messy, difficult to carry and a drag to plug-in every time. It's a high time that we moved everything to a wireless state. Ericsson is going to help in moving forward in this direction by turning your own body into a USB cable. Sounds scary, no! We hope you already didn't feel the tinge of current making you stutter. This might sound a little scary to you but Ericsson seems to be convinced of the possible success of its new technology. Dubbed as "Connected Me", Ericsson is back with it in the CTIA Wireless show after displaying it at this year's CES.
It was the CEO of the company itself, Hans Vestberg who demonstrated it by using his hands as a connection between a phone and audio system to play music. The demo didn't receive much attention though thanks to lack of imagination on part of the company with most people not able to tell if it's really the body which is serving as a USB or the Bluetooth connection between the two gadgets. What makes this possible though is the abundance of water in human body which is a good conductor of electricity.
The project has evolved from "ConnectedTree", a tree which tweets its emotions based on the mood of people around it. There is no dearth of applications of this technology. It can help you share data with your friends at a mere handshake, getting printouts with a tap over a printer, and more. The company expects to replace biometric authentication with a person's mere presence in future as it says each body has a unique energy signature, though they haven't figured out yet how to manifest this idea.