Notice, for example, how the former head of military-offshoot DARPA cleverly positions this highly-invasive technology as her “first superpower” – as if letting a corporation like Motorola (owned by Google) put technology into your body would be an empowering experience for the individual.
It is also a little ironic that this invasive technology is being offered with a ‘security’ application – when the company behind it has unlawfully stolen sensitive personal information from people on multiple occasions.
Many people could easily buy into carefully-crafted sales messages like those being pushed by the ex-military bod now heading-up Motorola’s ‘multi-vits’ division. Some could even be led into thinking of this biologically-interactive technology as cool and helpful.
Our take is that there is nothing cool about letting an outfit like Motorola/Google enter your body – especially given the likelihood that once they are in there, they won’t want to leave.
As we know from Big Energy’s Smart Meters, the hype around technologies like this is very different from the reality. [/]
Wired :: 30.05.13 :: Philippa Warr
Google-owned tech company, Motorola [whose own counter-research into wireless radiation showed DNA damage – Ed.] has unveiled a prototype vitamin tablet which enables your entire body to function as an authentication token.
The pill was introduced by Regina Dugan, former director of the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and current head of Motorola’s research division.
It highlights the fact that hacking is a major concern as we conduct more and more of our business online and that many companies are investigating or implementing alternative authentication strategies to the straightforward username/password scenario.
“I take a vitamin every morning, what if I could take vitamin authentication?” Dugan asked onstage at the D11 conference. She then went on to describe the device as “my first super power”.
The tablets contain a small chip with a switch and something that amounts to an inside-out potato battery. After swallowing it the acids in your stomach act as electrolytes, which power the battery and turn the switch on and off in a sequence.
The result is that your body contains an 18-bit ECG-like signal, which can be picked up by devices and used as an authentication method.
Read more at Vitamin tablet makes your whole body an authentication token Wired UK or enjoy the informative piece by the Faull Brothers below.
Please share this information widely.