Is it possible to think of words as technology?
We live in a world of hyper-linked words, but we haven’t yet seen enacting words.
Here is an inspirational look at words, and from the ottoman times: Magic shirts. Hulya Tezcan, a professor in Istanbul, recently published a book on the magic shirts of Ottoman Sultans. She stated:
Famous calligraphers, muralists, ulama and astronomers of the Ottoman period worked in collaboration to produce shirts for sultans. These high-quality shirts were believed to protect people from the evil eye and diseases. They were also believed to make wearers invisible in war.
Whether it is a make-belief, or mere myth, it is inspiring to think of wearables as magical companions to people. One can think of wearables for healthcare inspired by these magic words, magical worlds.