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Source: Snow Crash, Page: 114

So every few dozen feet there's a large man with an erect posture wearing an acid green windbreaker with ENFORCER spelled out across the back. Very conspicuous, which is how they like it. But it's all done with electropigment, so if there's trouble, these guys can turn themselves black with a flick of a switch.

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We don't have 'electropigment' in actual applications, but clothes that change colour, and pattern according to their wearer's wishes are becoming a reality. Wearable computing applications are becoming more and more sophisticated year on year.

By 2006 it was possible to see LEDs embedded in clothing changing pattern according to an embedded computer. By 2008 the threads of the clothing itself could be a power source, recharging displays as the wearer moved.

It is now becoming easy to extrapolate glowing fabric threads that change colour according to a wearable computer's control - that change preprogrammed patterns at the flick of a switch.

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About the Book 'Snow Crash'
By Neal Stephenson
Produced By Bantam Spectra

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