Sunday, September 12, 2010

OMG! Rudy Rucker's Imipolex flickercladding is almost here.

In Rudy Rucker's "Ware Tetralogy" there is a product called "flickercladding" which is described as being made of polymer and nanowires.

From the article linked:
The "e-skin" made by Javey's team comprises a matrix of nanowires made of germanium and silicon rolled onto a sticky polyimide film.

I find it quite amusing this product is made on a polyimide film. Fold up a few layers with some light emitting OLED and you've got Rudy's dream come true.