First Google Glass, Now Google Tattoo???

Google's Electronic Skin Tatoo Patent (USPTO)

Google’s Electronic Skin Tattoo Patent (USPTO)

by Excel Fields

Nov. 13, 2013 1:00pm

I saw a live demo of Google Glass recently. After witnessing the demonstration, I was left with a Geordi LaForge (of Star Trek fame) kind of feeling.

Google’s Motorola Mobility has filed a patent for an electronic tattoo ( aka ’280′) that attaches itself to your neck via an adhesive sticker.  It’s designed with a hands-free microphone, reduces acoustic noise,  connects to your cell phone wirelessly, and has a power supply.

But that’s not all. This electronic tattoo could carry a lie detector. The patent states that this temporary tattoo could “include a galvanic skin response detector.” If the user is ‘lying,’ the tattoo can detect symptoms of nervousness.

This is very disconcerting as far as I’m concerned. The first thing that comes to mind is the old “Say No to Drugs” commercial with the Frying Pan and the Egg. Instead of  “this is your brain on Drugs”, “this is your head embedded with a lie detector and hands free cell phone”! I know that I consider myself an early adapter of technology, but Google I think not!

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