Copyright Ian Pearson, BT Futurologist Click here for contact details, other articles and personal details The future of breast implants The old health scares associated with silicone breast implants seem to have gone away recently. And now it is possible to make silicone based electronics. Other plastics can be used for organic LED displays. So engineers can now think of breast implants as functional as well as decorative. So in future, a woman’s implants could house electronic gadgetry such as an MP3 player and her entire music collection – we call this concept mammary memory! God provides her with two beautifully designed control knobs to select the track and adjust the volume. Bluetooth to a wireless headset avoids any need for wires, and an inductive bra could charge them. A plastic mobile phone and PDA could be implanted too. Vibrating alarms might feel very pleasant, and could be used for sexual purposes, perhaps under remote control by lovers. An organic display could blend invisibly into the flesh most of the time and become visible when needed to dial a friend for a video call. The body adornment possibilities of displays built into breasts probably aren’t too compelling, but some women might tailor their cleavage image to accessorise their clothes. Or if she has had a really hard night on the town, they might simply show ‘this way up’ or a map of where she lives. A wide range of medical monitors could be installed, for heart murmurs, blood pressure, diabetes, or even breast cancers, improving life expectancy. There are even uses for navigation and sensing. GPS navigation would be another good contender for space. By again using vibration, a woman could feel which direction she needs to go in, or see arrows on a display, maybe some tourist information. Other gadgets such as ego badges could match her personality electronically with potential partners in a night club.