New Tattoo Makes Stethoscopes, Blood Pressure Cuffs and Thermometers Obsolete!

Steve McDonald By Steve McDonald, Bond Strategist, The Oxford Club

Slap In The Face Award


Here’s a slap for me and a lot of folks my age.

It’s about two things I find very annoying: tattoos and technology.

Let’s call them “tats” and “tech.”

Well, I’m not talking about technology as a whole, but what seems like the excessive presence it’s taken in the lives of everyone around me… and the proliferation of tattoos as well.

Here’s what I mean…

Tattoos. Everyone around me seems to have them.

Of course, I’m 30 to 40 years older than most of the people I work with. And, granted, they do have a different way of looking at them.

But you folks my age know what I’m talking about. Tattoos are not what we did! Or, for that matter, what anyone before us did!

The exceptions were very drunk sailors, soldiers, Marines and airmen. And most eventually regretted them.

I know many of you have the same reaction to them that I do. But whatever – it’s a different time.

The other thing driving me batty is how technology’s part of everything we do. You see it when you’re dining out or even walking on the beach. I see folks looking at their phones, rather than the ocean, when they’re walking on the beach.

But the worst is when they’re driving! Hello!

The body count is going through the roof because of the fixation with using technology in cars.

Everywhere, in every possible setting, people are on their phones constantly. They can’t stop taking pictures, and they’re texting nonstop!

Well, get ready, because I’m here to tell all of you… we’ll all be getting tattoos soon.

And it’s going to continue being all about technology everywhere in our lives.

A Chinese company has come up with a temporary tattoo (you stick it on your arm and peel it off) that leaves a mark like a tattoo, and it monitors your vital signs (pulse, blood pressure and more).

It can then send those signals via internet to whoever needs to see them… family, medical professionals… anyone, anywhere.

Even the folks on the Starship Enterprise had to go to sickbay to have their vitals checked. McCoy did not even have this bit of magic!

Imagine the benefits for the chronically or critically ill. Truly astounding!

But it is a temporary tattoo… and I doubt it’ll be available in Looney Tunes characters or come in a full sleeve.

Anyway, here’s to tech and tats. Their time has really arrived for all of us!

Good investing,