Former DARPA director and now Google executive, Regina Dugan, is promoting an edible “authentication microchip” and an electronic tattoo that can read your mind.
“This pill has a small chip inside of it with a switch,” said Dugan. “It also has what amounts to an inside out potato battery. When you swallow it, the acids in your stomach serve as the electrolyte and that powers it up. And the switch goes on and off and creates an 18 bit ECG wide signal in your body and essentially your entire body becomes your authentication token.”
And the ‘mind-reading’ tattoo?
“It has been known for decades that when you speak to yourself in your inner voice, your brain still sends neural spike volleys to your vocal apparatus, in a similar fashion to when you actually speak aloud,” states Extreme Tech’s John Hewitt, explaining that the device could convert these signals into a readable form.
Dugan predicts that if the e-tattoo was made cool with different designs, young people would want to have it fused to their skin, “if only to piss off their parents.”
Hey, whoever said that the ‘mark of the beast’ was going to look ugly?