Monday, June 6, 2011

What Walls?

All sorts of walls are tumbling today as the world shifts and reshapes in radical ways.

Now technology is making light of the ones we choose to keep up. Scientists at SRI have created a wall-climbing robot. Others from Cambridge Consulting have developed a device that lets you see through bricks.

The technologies are still evolving – for now wall climbing is for robots only, and the wall radar is the size of a backpack.

Both have obvious military applications, but I’m all for tomorrow’s crunched-down consumer combo.

Sign me up for a pair of wall-climbing boots and x-ray goggles.