Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Motorola: Would you swallow a microchip pill or wear the ‘Mark of the Beast’?

, posted: 30-May-2013 11:58

If you've been following coverage of the D11 event in California you were probably expecting interesting things due to an incredible line-up of CEO guests. But this took me by surprise as I was reading AllThingsD - Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside and Regina Dugan (Head of Motorola R&D) have disclosed the company is looking at some unique new kinds of authentication.

The technologies that could augment or replace traditional passwords for your smartphone include:

  • Vitamin authentication - a pill with a small chip and a switch. It is powered by a battery charged by the acids in your stomach creating an electronic. Your entire body becomes your authentication token.
  • Electronic tattoo - likely something that conspiracy theorists might think is the biblical 'Mark of the Beast' (Which states "Some believe these verses refer to a tattoo, a brand, or even a microchip implant")

What's your take on this? Very few people like passwords so something easier would have a lot of benefits. Are these concepts the answer?

Source (incl Photos): AllThingsD

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