[citation][nom]polly the parrot[/nom]Maybe we are already in the Matrix right now, and somehow we are becoming self-aware.[/citation]
If that starts to happen, they will have to create a matrix inside the matrix.
there is one problem that i forsee. if they use our thermal generating as an energy source then our bodies will need to generate more heat to keep our bodies at a temperature that is natural for our bodies. then the electronic device would probably suck more thermal energy from you, body compensates, electronic sucks up the heat. back and forth and sooner or later the person will suffer from exaustion or sponentenously combust.
DawnTreader, I don't believe the electronic device would, or even be capable of, stealing our thermal energy from our bodies that need it. It would most likely operate on the excess "wasted" thermal energy giving off into the surroundings at all times.
i would them try and have this system in areas with hot climate this will be a challenge LOL or if the temperature is same or greater then your body, these devices will have to work some how in reverse which i see them breaking thermo laws
at least these concept ideas are far better then those art concepts of futuristic stuff that will never work at least not in this universe