The breast MP3 player yet

Forget neck-hanging MP3 players - the next generation of Zens, iPods and Walkmans could come in the form of breast implants.So says BT futurologist Ia

Forget neck-hanging MP3 players - the next generation of Zens, iPods and Walkmans could come in the form of breast implants.

So says BT futurologist Ian Pearson, who suggests one boob could hold the processing tech and the other could secret away flash memory to store titilatting tunes. A battery and USB port would be fitted in the underwiring of a bra and connect to the MP3 player through the wearer's skin.

Pearson adds that the technology behind mammary MP3s - plastic electronics - already exists and could also be applied to phones, cameras and health-monitoring gizmos. In addition to implants, we're promised gadgets the size of plasters that you could remove like a washable tattoo.

It sounds like madness, but Pearson is confident we'll adopt body gadgets. As he points out, Bluetooth headsets used to be irredeemably uncool - and now they're more common than Little Britain gags at Stuff towers.

Long-term, BT's future man expects body gadgets to supplement rather than replace our current handheld toys. So you'll still be able to fondle old-fashioned plastic iPods in 2010, too.