The next time you’re shopping for jock straps at the mall, be on the lookout for guy or girl with the messed up face. I’m not talking about some huge tumor hanging off of a chin here, I’m talking about people who have the latest Japanese accessory for controlling their iPod. It’s called the Mimi Switch and it allows the users to use facial expressions as a form of digital control. Stick your tongue out, pause the music. Start crying uncontrollably and you’ll find yourself in Shuffle mode. The device works via a small microcontroller that analyzes the wearer’s facial expressions.
“You will be able to turn on room lights or swing your washing machine into action with a quick twitch of your mouth,” said its inventor, Kazuhiro Taniguchi of Osaka University.
There you have it. We’ve successfully reached a point in our lives where we can queue up a porno by making an “O” face. Give yourself a round of applause, people.