Motorola Goes Deep with Bizarre New Tech Ideas: Digital Tattoos and Smart Pills

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  1. dgstorm

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    Obviously the hot news out of Motorola's stage appearance at the D11 Conference yesterday was the official announcement of the Moto X phone. However, there was more to their announcement than just that. In fact, if the other ideas presented there are any indication, then not only is Motorola really thinking "outside the box," they actually kicked the box down the street and it fell into a black hole. Moto shared two bizarre ideas that might seem very far ahead of their time.

    The first tech showed off was a prototype wearable electronic tattoo. Motorola's SVP for advanced technology, Regina Dugan, wore one on her arm. Regina indicated the tattoo was designed to potentially replace normal authentication methods for logging on to your phone or tablet devices. She said that the tattoo would need to be changed once per week. While this idea does seem a bit out there, it still has some interesting potential applications and could be the progenitor of other forms of digital wearable technology.

    The second tech concept shared at the conference took things a step further into weirdo-land. It's a pill developed by Proteus Digital Health that will turn your body into the authentication medium. We will just share a quote with the description and let it speak for itself,

    While this last idea might seem a bit creepy to some, the concept is worth exploring. What's really intriguing about this is that it shows Motorola has been busy even though it looks like they have been taking it easy. It's exciting to see that Motorola is still at the head of the curve when it comes to technical innovations. These are good signs we will see Motorola rise to match and perhaps exceed its former glory. Regardless, if they can execute on some of these ideas in a timely manner, it will only spur competition and that will be great thing for everyone.

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    That "tatoo" is actually a great idea. Get rid of the annoying unlocking your phone by having it "know" it's you working it (so some sort of sensor with a range of a few feet).

    Although there might be better application than a patch to wear on your arm. A chip that goes on the belt or wallet, or shoe, would be ideal.
     
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    The pill seems very interesting...just too much of a chance of abuse...like tracking...so on and so forth
     
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    Bar code on our foreheads would be cool
     
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    Doesnt a finger print represent a unique key already? maybe put a scanner right into the unlock mech since we use our thumbs to hold the phone anyways.

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    Pill/microchip, agree with 94lt, way to much potential for abuse. ACLU and others will never let this fly.

    If it's not HD it might as well be a newspaper.
     
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    I'd wait, oh, about 20 years to be certain it doesn't cause cancer.
     
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    That too...I don't want cancer due to some electronic jelly bean...
     
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    srsly????
     
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    How about a digital tattoo activated once you reported that your phone is stolen. Whoever holds it will get the tattoo and can be tracked down even without the phone ;)
     
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    Or shave us bald put the barcode on the back of our heads showing which clone we are.
     
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    Im wondering if this is too deep for some you but can you say mark of the beast.:icon_ devil:Ill pass.
     
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