This news fires up the imagination. Via the good folks over at "we make money not art", website "The Engineer Online" is carrying an article on tiny computers that can be delivered in a spraycan. Wild.
Sound like something I'm making up? From the article:
Each Speck will be autonomous, with its own captive, renewable energy source. Thousands of Specks, scattered or sprayed on a person or surfaces, will collaborate in programmable computational networks called Specknets. Scientists are even considering the idea of a putting the devices in a spray-can, allowing the Specks to be sprayed onto a whatever surface they wish.
So we have "skynet" and now "specknet". And if some youngster gets his mits on a can of this stuff and tries snorting it, what do we get then? The Lawnmower Man? This technology stuff is getting crazier all the time.