I’m watching Stargate SG1 right now, one of my “guilty pleasures”, and one of the pieces of alien technology that SG1 has encountered in tonight’s episode is a little doodad that the locals call “The Link.” It looks like a little ‘C’ shaped piece of metal that attaches to the user’s left temple, and gives them access to a vast store of information; kind of like a Google search without a browser. Or a keyboard, monitor, or desktop.
Sounds like cool technology, right? Wouldn’t it be great to surf the ‘net without sitting in front of a computer? Well, not quite so cool in the story in this episode. The Link has a nasty habit of controlling the minds of the people wearing it.
Maybe this is just a bug in a beta version of the product. I’m sure it’d be a big hit once the bugs are worked out and it hits the market!