Boy, I want one of these. :) I am in to the whole not talking thing... hehe
Phone calls? Time consuming, intrusive. Instant messaging? Quicker — but for the ultimate in one-click expression of your internal states, there’s the networked emoticon device. Get your loved ones an up-to-the-minute report on your inner self in realtime. Plug one in to your home network and install one at the office, then submit your mood state with the press of one of the four icons. Your options for expressing the finer shades of feeling run the gamut from a to d: happy, sad, so-so, or upset. You can even give as many third parties as desired access to the inner workings of your heart, as the networked emoticon is accessible via web page or cellphone. Pretty soon, we won’t ever have to talk to each other at all.