Would You Tattoo a Microphone to Your Throat?
2013 11 13

Red Ice Creations

Motorola (owned by Google) has filed a patent application which reveals a technology that enables people to ’tattoo’ a microphone to their throat. This embedded mic would pick up the vibrations of speech from the user’s voicebox and allow people to talk on their phone via a Bluetooth connection.

This new tech’s aims is reportedly to reduce the nuisance of background noise and prevent people from speaking loudly into cellphones in public.

In these days of easily hackable technology how could one ever know if the tattoo was really turned off? Or that it wasn’t being used to track or monitor? That kind of surveillance can no longer be denied as only existing within the realm of ’conspiracy theory’ after a decade or more of revelations about the National Security Agency and their vast spying programs.

What are the health consequences of having a power supply, an embedded transceiver, and wireless circuitry stuck to your neck?

Even more concerning is the idea that this tech, as described in the patent, will be used as ’lie detection’ equipment as it can be made to monitor biometric data:

“…The electronic skin tattoo 200 can further include a galvanic skin response detector to detect skin resistance of a user. It is contemplated that a user that may be nervous or engaged in speaking falsehoods may exhibit different galvanic skin response than a more confident, truth telling individual.” Source

This is one more step for the technology push that claims to make life ’simpler’ while simultaneously complicating and compromising the ideas of personal privacy.


Red Ice Creations



Source: Discovery.com




Related Articles
Ancient tattoos may have been used as medicine
Will Electronic Tattoos Replace Internet Passwords And All Other Forms Of Identification?
’Smart tattoo’ monitors and displays your metabolic stats
This substance will let you turn your skin into a computer
"Merging Man And Machine": BioHacker Implants Huge Computer Chip in Arm, Transmits Wirelessly


Latest News from our Front Page

Extremists to have Facebook and Twitter vetted by anti-terror police
2014 09 30
Theresa May to announce new Extremist Disruption Orders to strengthen counter-terrorism if the Tories win the next general election Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives. They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, ...
Scottish Independence: Protesters demand revote
2014 09 30
Pro-independence campaigners gathered outside the Scottish Parliament for the second day in a row, this time to demand a revote of the September 18 referendum. While yesterday’s “Rally For A Revote” saw the return of Saltires and Yes banners to Holyrood, it did not match the turnout for the “Voice Of The People” rally held on Saturday, when up 3000 people ...
Water rationing hits California: limit of 50 gallons per person per day or face fines of $500
2014 09 29
Millions of Californians are about to be hit with strict water rationing -- daily "allocation" numbers that represent the maximum amount of water you’re allowed to use for any purpose. Households that exceed the allocation limit will face stiff fines of hundreds of dollars per violation. "In July, the State Water Resources Control Board passed stage one emergency regulations, giving powers ...
Much of Earth’s Water is Older than the Sun
2014 09 29
Much of the water on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system likely predates the birth of the sun, a new study reports. The finding suggests that water is commonly incorporated into newly forming planets throughout the Milky Way galaxy and beyond, researchers said — good news for anyone hoping that Earth isn’t the only world to host life. “The implications of ...
Did the Vikings Get a Bum Rap?
2014 09 29
A Yale historian wants us to rethink the terrible tales about the Norse. This illustration shows the stereotype of Viking marauders wreaking mayhem, even on clergy. The scene depicts the monastery at Clonmacnoise, Ireland. The Vikings gave no quarter when they stormed the city of Nantes, in what is now western France, in June 843—not even to the monks barricaded in the ...
More News »