Ladies, isn’t it about time that men were objectified? Now, it’s much easier with the help of controversial women’s only app Lulu. Lulu, the product of friends Alison Schwartz and Alexandra Chong, is an increasingly popular app that lets women gossip and rate men in their social network
Once logged in, LuLu pulls profiles of men from the users Facebook account, men are initially rated on a scale from one to ten. But that is simply the beginning, women are also asked to provide their relation to the man and check off the guy’s best and worst qualities. Women can anonymously browse a guys profile and see what other women have thought about them. The app has been getting so popular and widespread that men are even changing their sex on Facebook to log in to LuLu in order to see their profiles, in hopes to see if they are rated as, a good friend, a one night stand, or potential for a long term relationship. So guys, you might want to rethink that overused pick up line, chances are it’s the first thing that comes up on your LuLu profile.
All the tech elites are positioning themselves to make the next device that forwards contemporary communications. Apple has the watch, which their loyal customers would love because they buy anything apple releases. Google has the GoogleGlasses, that might be to high of a price point for even the upper-middle class consumer to bite on. Additionally, Amazon is working on a mobile device that would project 3 dimensional images above the screen creating an entirely new user interface experience. Information could be maneuvered by retina- tracking technology displaying holograms with no glasses mandatory for operation. Picture that discount blazer on Zappos levitating above your screen, switching designs and color options by shifting your eyeballs in a certain direction, how’s that for shopping! Content would be visible at all angles, making your information available to everyone else on the bus or train. It would be comical for people to walk around with whatever they’re doing on their phone so awkwardly displayed for all to see. Guess all the porn-junkies would have to stick to those vintage iphone 5’s.
What if you were bulletproof? Well maybe soon you can be. An artist by the name Jalila Essaïdi designed a futuristic tissue that could stop a speeding projectile from piercing your guts. Using silkworms that are able to produce high strength spider silk protein and with the help of transgenic goats, it can happen. Wait it gets better, after the silk is all woven into fabric, they grow bioengineered skin cells around the silk. After weeks of incubation, the skin is ready to be fired at. While this is far from being perfected, someday you could stop a speeding bullet just like superman.