Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The HiCan: Bed and Entertainment Sensory Isolation Chamber

While you don’t float in a soundproof salt-water filled tank like the original isolation tank, the HiCan bed is essentially the modern equivalent. It is a modernist bed with a built-in projector, game and entertainment systems and controls for your room. For some, this may be one step closer to a utopia where the only reason to step out of bed is to fulfill the basic caloric requirements.

Why leave the HiCan? Even if you live in a luxury penthouse overlooking a skyline, as the publicity images suggest, blinds can be drawn on all sides so you can enjoy your entertainment in private. The design is certainly sleek, but what do all these features crammed into a bed say about where the role of entertainment in our lives is headed?


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