How Dependent Are We On Technology–Nike Has Filed for a Patent That Will Tie Our Shoes for Us
Posted Sep 01 2010 12:57pm
This is an old saying we have probably all used about not knowing how to tie our shoes, well it appears Nike is taking this to heart. About 2-3 years ago I was sitting around with some of the top geek folks I know, including a few from Microsoft and we were talking about this exact same thing as we all realized the pace that technology all of a sudden was taking and how fast. The geeks and the coders get this and sometimes the average consumer may not see it until later.
So the word here is that if you forget how to tie your shoes, its sounds like there’s hope on the way even for that with a USB mini port.! One more in the barrel for digital literacy and the need to keep up I think!. BD
We don’t usually cover shoe tech here on SmartPlanet, but if there’s one thing that we’ve learned, it’s that innovation comes in many forms.
American athletic apparel giant Nike has filed a patent for what appears to be a self-lacing shoe.
Officially referred to as an “ automatic lacing system ,” the innovation seems destined for the company’s iconic, tech-filled Air Jordan line of basketball sneakers.