Google Places Patents For a Neck Tattoo
Google and Motorola are teaming up to tat you up.
Google’s latest patent application is for an electromagnetic throat tattoo-like product that contains a power supply, a built in microphone and a wireless transceiver. This product can connect to a smartphone, smartwatch or Google Glass.
Now you may think that it would be extremely painful to embed a microphone chip thingy into your throat (which in reality could be the beginning of a Cybernetic Revolt), but hear me out, Google uses the term “tattoo” loosely. It is really like a durable sticker of sorts. I’m not saying I agree with attaching and gadget to your body, but it’s not as bad as it seems.
The point of these devices, according to the application, is to let people in noisy areas interact more easily with the other owned voice-based devices. Want to make a phone call in a noisy stadium? The tattoo, once placed on your neck, would pick up only the sounds coming from your throat, so whoever you’re calling could hear you over the loud fans.
Many people are referring this to as “Google’s Creepiest Patent Yet”, unsurprisingly. There has also been rumors of it being used as a lie detector as well. But we currently have no proof of any other uses for this product.
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