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Smart Dust and Virtual Keyboards


Using Smart Dust which is sprinkled onto a rock it maybe possible to type information into a small computer or PDA very rapidly. This could be quite handy for many things such as; Search and Rescue, Fire Fighting, Civil Air Patrol, Hikers and Mountain Climbers and of course military applications. Think for a second the possibilities for Net Centric Warfare for Special Forces Troops. But how exactly can all this work? Well, simple really, you find a flat rock and spinkle your micro-electro-mechanical "Smart Dust and then put on a set of glasses which has a little clip on lens which has a grid pattern of a key board. Then you move your fingers across the virtual keyboard as if typing onto the rock. It is quite easy to use actually because your eyes see it as if it is real on the rock and the glasses you are wearing interpret each tap onto the pressure sensitive smart dust as a strike. The data is then put into a small computer you wear connected to the glasses by a wire. The data is then sent through a hot or helmet and uploaded directly to the satellite.

The possibilities and uses are endless and completely revolutionize the amount of communication gear the soldier, fire jumper, first responder or search and rescue personal have to carry. For those super enthusiasts with everything, including GPS and Satellite Phones, now they can send and receive email. Those with the latest wrist watch communication devices shown by Bill Gates at the CES show can use the system without making noise which could give away their position with thru the use of voice activated software. Indeed, a hunter, soldier or downed military pilot waiting for extraction can send and receive emails via satellite in safety. Think on this.

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