We've been pioneers in creating the touch interface for money. Today, we're thrilled to announce that we've made another major step towards this dream.
Liquid Stream Interface
The new Liquid Stream Interface, or LSI, actually consists of an illuminated panel covered by a thin layer of water. To use it, you just dip in your hand and instantly you're able to access real-time numbers from your bank, transfer money to your friends, and even predict the optimal allocation of your monthly expenses. We like to call it the ultimate touch screen.
How does the Liquid Stream Interface work?
The Liquid Stream Interface is like your personal command and control center. With the LSI, you don't need a display screen because all information is transmitted organically into the nerve cells in your skin via liquid emulsion.
It communicates to each of the five senses you use to perceive the world. You just tune it to what works best for your learning style. So let's say you can't remember what that $7 charge is on your bank statement. With the LSI you can stimulate the taste part of your brain, the cerebellum, and recall that you had a avocado salad from Chili's. Similarly you could use it to trigger the visual cortex so you would be able to immerse youself in vacation memories to see if it is actually worth the $1,000 you spent.
Better than Apple's iCloud
The Liquid central cloud computer sits within a pool of water at our datacenter. Water drips down from a tube above the pool and the data is relayed through the dissolved electrolytes. It's a highly efficient way to send large 3D data structures.
Future of the Technology
But with great technology comes great responsibility. We need to be wary of how much influence we give our computing devices. Already companies like Boston Dynamics are developing robots more powerful than us.
It's a common theme in movies -- mankind struggles to survive in a futuristic society. Scientists discover too late that their robots are too powerful to control. But this popular plot might not belong within the realm of fiction forever. Could machines replace humans as the dominant force on the planet?
Some might argue that we've already reached that point. After all, computers allow us to communicate with each other, keep track of complex systems like stock markets, and even control military weapons. On top of that, robots have made automation a reality for jobs ranging from assembling automobiles to constructing computer chips. But thankfully right now, these machines still answer to humans.
As robots become a part of our daily lives we just have to make sure they don't hack the Liquid Stream Interface to use it for their own ends. An enterprising robot might use it to order party supplies while you are away and get together with his neighborhood buddies during the day. This would be especially troubling if you were trying to stay on a budget.
Our hope, even though we are opening Pandora's box, is that the frictionless communication provided by the LSI will help all of us.
How do you think you will use the new Liquid Stream Interface? Let us know in the comments.