Scifi in design

September 13, 2009

An ad I accidentally clicked on today:

Blu offers an “E-cigarette” as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. As far as I can gather, it’s a cigarette-shaped vaporizer that comes with cartridges in various nicotiney flavors. The electronic tip lights up blue instead of red, they have a usb charging option, and you can supposedly smoke them in your own office. Which, in all, I find a wonderfully amusing image.

It feels like a prop out of a cyberpunk movie. In the future tobacco has been outlawed/gone extinct/purified into a cancer-free essence, so our hero smokes a rechargeable plastic tube under the neon of a gritty bar, longing romantically for the taste and feel of a leaf-and-paper concoction she can’t actually remember…

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