Not only am I the Hair Club president, I’m also a robot.

I, for one, welcome our new follicle-sucking surgical robot overlords:

A robot that can pluck and move individual hair follicles on a person’s head makes hair transplants look more natural than those performed by humans, a US company claims.

Oh, the wonders of modern medical science.  Don’t you just get a happy little tingle every time you see the words “robot” and “pluck” together in a sentence?  Neither do I.

Once the “harvest” is over, the patient sits up to let the robot implant the follicles into the top of their head.

Again, another word that is just sinister when paired with robot: “harvest”.  Shudder.

posted 5/15/08 at 12:02pm to Science!, Snark, WTF? · 0 replies · permalink

“UPC” to replace “RIP”…?

Japanese gravestone manufacturer Ishinokoe is partnering with an IT firm to add scannable barcodes to tombstones:

Behind doors on the tombstone that can be locked is a QR code — a square code read by mobile phones that can link to Web addresses. Grave visitors can use the code to access images and photographs of the person while they were alive.

I, for one, eagerly await the release of the “.dead” top-level domain.

(via BoingBoing)

posted 5/13/08 at 9:08am to Snark, WTF? · 0 replies · permalink