Just imagine, never needing air conditioning ever again.

If you're like me, you're a person that hates being uncomfortable. That's the whole point of the word, right? I mean, who doesn't want to be comfortable.  It's almost nonsense.

I know it's kinda strange to talk about this now, in winter, but that's how it is. Well, for me, the worst time of the year is the summertime. It gets so hot and humid and I hate sweating and it's just gross. You get it. I know some people like it being hot outside, but... no. Count me out.  So when I heard about this new project that Mizzou College of Engineering (and some others) are working on, I was immediately intrigued.

Well, really, I was thinking at first it was like an implant or something, but no.  It's a patch that goes in your clothes.  So what it will do is monitor things like blood pressure, your hydration levels, your heart rate, stuff like that, and adjust accordingly.  It also reflects the sun away and can bring down your temperature by about eleven degrees. It's a process called Passive Cooling and it sounds like, Jetsons type science. It doesn't even use electricity!

What a time to be alive.

Sure, okay, so it's not a thing you can buy right now, and sure, it's not something that is wireless at the moment, and sure, it's just a patch now that affects one area of your body, but I do not give one single flip about that.  I want my smart clothing and I want it yesterday.  JUST SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY. Well, in a few years, that is. They think they can make it wireless in about two years, and I'll be waiting.

Waiting. Lurking, more like.

Hey, science, while you're at it, why not just make me a full body suit to do this and I'll wear it all the time. I mean, FINE, you can give it to people who need it a lot more than I do first, but dangit, get this done. I don't have a lot of money, but you can definitely have a good chunk of it if you get this track suit thing I've imagined in my mind to me.

Scienceingly yours,


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