Tear up your Christmas lists, folks, because Intel director of creative innovation Will.i.am has got everyone covered, forever.
Metro reports that recently, he was wandering through Harrod’s (as one does), presumably having the chillest day. That’s when serendipity struck: He happened upon “a little stuffed animal.” Next to it: a speaker, then, a MiFi wireless box. The wheels in his head started to turn:
“I took a day off, got the stuffed animal, ripped it apart, stuck the MiFi connector in its head, sewed it up, put the speaker in his belly, sewed it up, put a freakin’ iPhone in his mouth. It’s my prototype for the next product – we’re working to have it for Christmas.”
Now, to those of you without Will.i.am’s eye for a creative innovation, that might sound like a glorified dog-Furby. But the artist wants his latest creation to be so, so much more: “I want to be able to tell it, ‘Play this song, download it.’ I want to be able to tell it, ‘Put the next game on Tivo.’ I want this thing to rule my house.”
So maybe just go ahead and add the robot revolution to the list of Will.i.am’s crimes.