By the year 2154, robots will give us haircuts, cell phones will be implanted in our brains and wristwatches will be worn on fingernails. The future is really scary!
Thankfully, we won't be around to witness the phasing out of Hair Jordan and the iPhone, but the idea for the fingernail watch is already on the table. And who is behind it but Timex, the company that manufactured our wristwatches in the '90s. For big T's 150 year anniversary, the watchmaker joined forces with design site Core77 to announce an Orwellian competition entitled 'Timex 2154: The Future of Time."
The competition's runner-up concept watch, the TX54 evolved from press-on nails and contact lenses, like birds from dinosaurs. Humanoids wear it on their thumbnails, and can activate glow-in-the-dark features by touching the nail-tip. It's disposable, and available in an array of colors.
Call us old-fashioned, but we're still not ready to ditch our Casios. Maybe in 150 years...