Our straight talking Lancashire lass takes a sideways look at the daily news.
We will all be tanned, chocolate-eating robots
If H.G Wells was alive today he’d think he was living in one of his novels. A quick scan of today’s news revealed just how ‘futuristic’ our lives are becoming, yet we’re embracing this without a second thought!
It seems as though advances in technology and medicine are being used for everything ranging from saving lives to humdrum inconveniences.
Take our collective need for bronzed skin. During the Second World War, tights were scarce, so women would use gravy browning on their legs. Then in the sixties came the ‘sunless tanning pills’ that stimulated the production of melatonin. Unfortunately this made some women turn bright orange. Bottled tan is always a winner, but can be troublesome for those hard-to-reach areas. Sunbathing is damaging, and sun beds are worse.
It’s a real problem for women and men who want to look like bronzed Adoni (and Adonettes). But as always science has the answer. Tanning implants.
These implants are injected into your skin, and secrete a drug that stimulates melatonin production in the body, which makes you look more tanned. But it also provides UV protection as well. Simples. Streaky legs or harmful sun bed sessions will be a thing of the past.
The quest for a healthy looking tan is a banal problem, but technology has provided a solution nonetheless!
But there are other, more impressive scientific developments in the offing. Take ‘Terminator Eyeball Technology’ (not the actual name, I just made it up).
Canadian film producer Rob Spence lost his eye when he was a child, but he has since helped produce a prosthetic eye ball that doubles as a wireless portable camera.
Spence tells Sky News that: 'People say no-one would ever cut off their own arm and replace it, but if the technology gets there and it looks like it will, people will think about it, they might be early adopters.' Now that’s a scary thought.
And finally, some scientific research I can really get behind. As well as being delicious, chocolate is good for brain and heart! Researchers have found that eating large amounts of chocolate can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by 37% (!!!!). However, the power of chocolate should be used wisely - it can still cause type 2 diabetes and vast quantities will make you fat.
And on that note you can check out Chocolate Heaven for some choccie indulgence. Cause it’s officially good for you.UK’s