In the future, when drinking water is scarce because sea levels have risen to engulf the land along with our reservoirs, or summer lasts for years, we’re going to need ways to conserve the precious liquid. Hosepipe bans may work, they may not. If they don’t then we may need to attach some artificial organs to ourselves so we can process water more efficiently. This is the proposition from designers Takram, who were asked to design a water bottle for the next century when the world may turn into a flaming hell-pit of annihilation. Where Mad Max looks like a documentary.
Instead of a water bottle they came up with the Shenu: Hydrolemic System (above), a set of artificial organs that help the body retain and recycle water for when it’s become a scarce, sought-after commodity. The idea is that with these artificial organs the user will need to consume less water. This augmented conservation technique will be accomplished by a set of six additions: