posted on May, 7 2010 @ 03:40 PM
I just read about prescription tattoos and to be honest, it somehow shocked me.
I don't get easily shocked by the way. I've already seen a lot of unimaginable things and the news isn't making it difficult to see horrific
Don't get me wrong here. I think this could be a great technology and people can be protected or even saved by it.
Clark's medical tattoo isn't a true tattoo. A typical tattoo involves repeatedly sticking a patient with a solid needle that penetrates deep
into the skin to permanently stain the tissue with dark colors. Clark's prototype medical tattoo, on the other hand, would use a single stick from a
hollow needle to stain the first few layers of skin yellowish orange for about a week.
Doesn't sound like a bad thing does it ?
However the following part just bothered me in a way.
"Prior work has shown that some implantable medical devices use wireless protocols that are vulnerable to attacks," said Stuart Schechter of
Microsoft Research, who recently wrote a paper detailing how tattoos could stop hackers from altering pacemakers and other implanted devices. Unlike
Clark's yellowish orange tattoo, Schechter's tattoo would be invisible to the human eye; only ultraviolet light could detect it.
Like if a tattoo can stop hackers. You can bet on it that some people can acces the tattoo anyway for all kinds of per-posses.
They are also talking about nano-technology. It always give me the creeps.
Some sort of artificial buggers that are programmed to do a job and small enough to get by any known protection tool or device.
Visit this link to read the full article. Prescription Tattoos: Coming to a
Pharmacy Near You
I'm also raised Christian however no Christian would consider me Christian anymore.
The whole idea of getting an identifiable tattoo just freaks me out.
Don't know if it would ever go away or maybe it is a fear of things to come.
I just wanted to share this because it's a great new technology but it freaks me out nonetheless.
I like to hear what others feel about it.
So please feel free to share your thoughts.