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1. Implantable smartphones

Sure, we’re virtual connected to our phones 24/7 now, but what if we were actually connected to our phones? That’s already starting to happen. Last year, for instance, artist Anthony Antonellis had an RFID chip embedded in his arm that could store and transfer art to his handheld smartphone.  Researchers are experimenting with embedded sensors that turn human bone into living speakers. Other scientists are working on eye implants that let an image be captured with a blink and transmitted to any local storage (such as that arm-borne RFID chip). 

But what takes the place of the screen if the phone is inside you? Techs at Autodesk are experimenting with a system that can display images through artificial skin. Or the images may appear in your eye implants. 

9 Real Technologies That Will Soon Be Inside You

Yahoo Tech

Given the frenzy of interest following the announcement of the Apple Watch, you might think wearables will be the next really important shift in tech. Not so. Wearables will have their moment in the sun, but they’re simply a transition technology. Technology will move from existing outside our bodies to residing inside us. That’s the next big frontier.

Here are nine signs that implantable tech is here now, growing rapidly, and that it will be part of your life (and your body) in the near future.

(About the author: Mike Edelhart is the lead partner for the Social Starts investment fund and CEO of the Pivot Conference. Mike was Executive Editor of PC Magazine and Editor of PC Week. Social Starts has no investments in any of the companies mentioned in this article.)