Motorola Aiming To Replace Smartphone Passwords With Electronic Tattoos

biostampsIf you’re concerned about the mark of the beast, this has to be worrying. Via the Telegraph:

Initially designed for medical purposes, Motorola hopes the ‘Biostamps’ could now be used for consumer authentication purposes.

The technology, which aims to remove the need to enter passwords and replace them simply with a phone being close to a user’s body, was one of the suggestions by Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s chief executive, at California’s D11 conference yesterday.

Nokia has previously experimented with integrating tattoos into mobile phones, and Motorola’s senior vice president of advance research, Regina Dugan, a former head of the US Pentagon’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, demonstrated the silicon-based technology that uses bendable electronic circuits.

The tattoos have been developed by Massachusetts-based engineering firm MC10, and contain flexible electronic circuits that are attached to the wearer’s skin using a rubber stamp.

  • Anarchy Pony

    It’s like I went to sleep and woke up in a dystopian science fiction novel.

    • Matt Staggs

      “The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson

      • Anarchy Pony

        I was just thinking about that statement the other day… GET OUT OF MY HEAD, SORCERER!

  • Noah_Nine

    grant morrison recently pointed out that we no longer have any utopian let alone hopeful visions of the future in our art and literature… it’s all dystopian…. except for super hero comics (of course)….

  • emperorreagan

    Man, I hope they integrate some fancy product logos into their biostamps! Motorola 4 LIFE!

  • sgtdoom

    Once you’ve gotten that tattoo, you can be tracked anywhere by all the various store scanners, etc.

  • Bruteloop

    Just don’t get one. You know, like don’t use Facebook.