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google's project ara was going to offer a tardigrade aquarium module

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google's project ara was going to offer a tardigrade aquarium module

gif gif: dr. ralf wagnergoogle’s project ara modular smartphone was a weird concept that didn’t make it to market. the idea was to give users the option to change out custom modules for upgrades and odd individual features. a new report reveals that one of the most unusual modules would’ve featured a personal tardigrade aquarium. google has reportedly killed its long-delayed, much-hyped modular smartphone initiative, project… read more read moreventurebeat has taken a look back at all that could’ve been if project ara had made it past the prototype stage. an e-ink display with weather updates, a high-quality microphone, and a breath mint dispenser were among the novelty modules that would be optional. but google wanted to commission something that would make an impression and get people talking.advertisementadvertisementfor a really out there concept, the company commissioned ideas from midnight commercial, a brooklyn-based creative firm. the firm had gained attention with its rube goldberg machine music video for ok go and a barista bot that could draw portraits in latte foam. the midnight commercial team came back with four pitches. among the rejected ideas was a module that could print a photo, graffiti-style on random surfaces. but the idea that google decided to give the green light was a module that featured a small tardigrade aquarium.tardigrades were a hot meme at the time because the fascinating little “water bears” were cool to look at and had a re...