No, the title is not a typo. October's wacky, weird, so-new-it-hurts technology is a subcutaneous cellphone that runs off of your blood.

 

The phone rather looks like a prototype for the awesome phones from the Total Recall remake. Essentially, the phone is a small, thin, silicon touchscreen that is inserted under the skin and only "lights up" when you make or receive a call. The other cool thing about the subcutaneous cellphone is that it would use a blood battery - a tiny, biological battery that converts the glucose in your blood to electricity.

 

How can this technology affect you? Not only is this not available (and there are no plans to make it available), who wants to implant cellphone technology that will be out of date in a year or so? On the other hand, the battery is going to be very useful in the health care field.

 

There may come a time in the near future when you'll have to track medical implants and determine battery life or functionality. It would be awesome if you could monitor these things remotely like you can your server health.

 

Actually, the blood battery can act as a human health monitor since it directly interfaces with your blood. When this is implemented, there is probably going to be a wireless or Bluetooth element to it so that health care providers can monitor you for blood disorders. There will also be an app for that.

 

And in that eventuality when cellphone technology has plateaued, you will be able to get your very own subcutaneous cellphone. I hope by that time we might have some holograms or something to make it even more awesome.