Futuristic Fashions that Never Came to Fruition

Face-Shackled to Tech
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Here we see a model in a futuristic visor at the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival. Wearable computer displays like this are still in an awkward stage of development (See Google Glass), but clearly we WANT to shackle our smart phone displays to our skulls and stumble through life like that. Maybe this is the way to achieve our dreams.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.