Monday, September 17, 2012


As a child of the 60s, my love of and wonder at technology has been singularly influenced by television (think The Jetsons, Lost in Space, My Favorite Martian, Star Trek).

All those robots. All that intergalactic transport (via plastic wrap). All those health scans Dr. McCoy performed with a magic wand the size of a Mont Blanc pen.

Mind-boggling. And most of it has or is coming true. (Uhura's blue tooth. Roombas. Aliens.) 

Fast forward to this past weekend, and I was 7 all over again.

No, that's not me. It's the grands. In a bathroom. Watching magic TV embedded in a mirror. (Anyone else as gobsmacked by this LED technology as I am?)

These TV mirrors are produced by a company called Séura. (Their website says the name was inspired by the pointillist Georges Seurat. The misplaced accent is a bit off-putting, but the TV definitely redefines how to look cool and brush your teeth en même temps*.)

The screens are made in Green Bay, WI, and available for your viewing pleasure at Lake Geneva's Grand Resort.

So, are you keeping your finger on technology's pulse these days? What's grabbed your attention?

(*That's at the same time, for the Spanish majors.)

Update: my pal Nancy says this technology was around some time ago. In fact, she saw it on a house tour right here in Naperville 7 to 8 years ago.
Raise your hand if you think Naperville Now needs to get out more.


Johanna said...

I'm still trying to understand the Buster Brown shoe machine we put our feet in to see if our foot bones fit into our shoes.

Sharon said...

I know they've been around awhile but I can't figure out why you'd want one!

Anonymous said...

Yes that tv is cool, however, we need to work on tv content too. The Jetsons - my all-time favorite.

Kathy and Freddy said...

I was also at that home tour!
Were you in Lake Geneva?
My, you do get around.

EG CameraGirl said...

My hand is raised. :)) But I fear I am falling behind the times. I'm not surprised anymore when 90-year-olds feel so confused. My goodness, so many changes in so little time!! :))

It's All Connected said...

Won't it be great when you don't have to have a TV hanging on the wall or cluttering up a cabinet? ~ Maureen said...

I agree with Maureen, personally I hired Hang It Up TV's to mount a 19" in my bathroom. It was by far cheaper and they showed me the best tv's to use for the humidity!