It's true that some times when you hear about a patent, especially from a software company, it seems frivolous, unnecessary or just down right silly. In the news today is some discussion of a new Microsoft patent covering Personal Area Networks. These are networks that worn electronic devices use to communicate to each other, using conduits like your own skin, pulsing you with electrical current to send bits along their way. What you have not seen yet is the follow on patent that will truly revolutionize the tech industry. It will once and for all solve one of the worlds biggest problems, setting millions if not billions of people free from their daily turmoil and drudgery.
Think about it. In the future you will have all these little electronic devices draped all over your body, wrist watches, ear rings, head phones, pace makers, belts, tennis shoes; each zapping low level currents across your skin. We at Microsoft have figured out a way to use these streams of electrons for one additional purpose. With a minor adjustment in frequency and power we have discovered it possible to use these tiny rays of energy to actually zap away molecules of sweat causing body odor.
The technology industry will never be the same. Imagine walking down the halls of your company, deep into the development sector where the socially inept dwell. Imagine not being accosted by the smell of unlaundered clothing, the sweat of the unbathed. You might actually start choosing to invite the developers to meetings. People would start talking, working together for the common good, instead of frantically search for reasons to get out of the room.
And that my friends is what the future holds.
But I digress