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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

Epidermits – the tissue engineered toy

Epidermits – the tissue engineered toy

The world of tissue engineering is usually associated with medical applications. But how about some tissue engineered toys? The Epidermits toy is the Karten Design firm‘s uncanny, conceptual vision of a living toy.

“In a world where the value of life decreases daily, where boundaries between real and artificial are increasingly blurred, comes the toy that will truly confuse kids and rob them of any remaining sense of the natural. Epidermits are fully functioning organisms, resulting from advance tissue engineering and the latest fuel cell and electronics technology. They don’t feel pain – or think – but follow a complex set of algorithms. They require minimal maintenance, can be stored in a state of forced hibernation in a standard refrigerator, and are customizable with different body, skin and hair sections and through tanning, tattooing and piercing.”

Via Wired Gadgets. See also: Popple II, Babybunny, Designer Cats.

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  1. Namdnal Siroj

    Is it me or does this thing look like a very disturbing sex toy?…

  2. april fool’s?

  3. a lot of things here give me the creeps. and this is definitely one of them. rock on! XD

  4. Karen

    Where can I buy one? Seriously?