Saturday, February 25, 2017

Google Wanted To Put Water Bears Inside Your Phone

In 2015 Google commissioned a team of Brooklyn engineers, designers, and artists to dream up the craziest idea imaginable (aka Project Ara) and squish it down to fit inside a phone. There were many weird modules proposed but Google’s favorite was a tiny an aquarium for your phone, filled with little micro-organisms called tardigrades (aka water bears), like a high-tech, living Tamagotchi.

Above: Tardigrade footage courtesy of Midnight Commercial

Unfortunately the project hamstrung by time, money, and worst of all, reality leading Google to cancel the project in August 2016.

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