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Tooth Tattoo That Could Save Lives

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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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Tooth Tattoo That Could Save Lives


news.sky.com

A 'tooth tattoo' made from silk strands and gold wires could be used to detect life-threatening illnesses, researchers have said.
The tiny wireless device sticks to dental enamel and transmits real-time updates on chemicals in the breath and saliva.

Engineers at Princeton University in America have used it to detect bacteria that causes surgical infections and stomach ulcers, and say it could also be used to recognise viruses.
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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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Well this new tattoo thingy smacks of another attempt to monitor the masses. I am not having this thing implanted in my tooth thank you very much. Who knows what this thing will transmit without you knowing. I would stay well clear of this device.

Sure in principle the idea is well meaning if it is genuinely for medical reasons, but when i saw this news article my alarm bells started ringing. We are already monitored via the net, GPS on the mobile phone, calls to businesses are often recorded and also in Government departments for "training and quality" purposes, and the Government has so much information on you via various databases which when masses together can bring a wealth of information.

But i do not want something chipped on my body. That is too much of an intrusion. I dont want the State invading my physical body. They may as well insert a full blown chip in my brain or something and be done with it. Of course I would resist this as well.

So I am not happy about this development for the reasons above. What are your thoughts on this? All comments, observations and views welcome!

news.sky.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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We are screwed
We did too little too late



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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A good idea almost always has a bad idea behind it. "Could save lives" LMFAO get real.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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ill take one of those...



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Somehow or other I don't think this will catch on. : )
Who, who who would do this? You need a device in your tooth to tell you when you are getting sick? Nutty.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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This is just a newer "version" of the old....

Electronic 'tattoos' to monitor vital signs

There are many ways to adhering such things to surfaces.. and making the circuitry include sensors seems logical and excusable were it to be used solely for medical purposes.... but somehow the cynic in me calls out to beware of how this gets used... and who gets to use it... and who they get to share the info with....



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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It has been postulated that certain cancers are detectable via compounds in the breath. I'm not sure what is so controversial about that, but there it is.

As a scientifically minded person, I find the idea novel, and potentially of great use.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by Maxmars
This is just a newer "version" of the old....

Electronic 'tattoos' to monitor vital signs

There are many ways to adhering such things to surfaces.. and making the circuitry include sensors seems logical and excusable were it to be used solely for medical purposes.... but somehow the cynic in me calls out to beware of how this gets used... and who gets to use it... and who they get to share the info with....


Yes you have to watch out for the general publics misuse not just keep blaming the government as i keep noticing on this site.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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If they cared about our health, then why not just have us blow into a container, like a Breathalyzer, when we have our annual physicals. Do we really need to focus on our health moment by moment, is it some sort of emergency?

They are testing the waters for giving us all some sort of monitoring device.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by Iamschist
If they cared about our health, then why not just have us blow into a container, like a Breathalyzer, when we have our annual physicals. Do we really need to focus on our health moment by moment, is it some sort of emergency?

They are testing the waters for giving us all some sort of monitoring device.

Hopefully keep track of all of the people, half crime, catch child snatchers, kidnappers, the benifets are endless..
The people are out of controll in this world i say bring on some tech to catch the wrong people and deter the right from becoming wrong etc... think of it that way why think always of the bad sides ..
your daughter goes missing you panic scream etc moan that the police could not do more etc.

But hey wait for it........ If you had the tech then hey presto chances go up etc...my two pounds worth.
We should look at the benifits , please try to look at both sides of the coin people.. peace.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by Iamschist
...like a Breathalyzer... Do we really need to focus on our health moment by moment, is it some sort of emergency?


This tattle-too will be an active breathalyzer that will alert police as they drive by you. Your car and cell phones will keep an ongoing history continually being monitored.

The upside is that Busch and Seagrams will know to send you frequent fryer discount coupons.


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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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This is so waiting for a hacker to download your current health status of you then publish this information without your consent. For those of us paranoid about our RFID passports and credit cards tracking us I don't think this will really take off.

It could be a selling point when they promote chipping people for their own safety...



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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Well this new tattoo thingy smacks of another attempt to monitor the masses. I am not having this thing implanted in my tooth thank you very much. Who knows what this thing will transmit without you knowing. I would stay well clear of this device.


While I sort of get the outrage, it seems rather innocuous to me. Like a blood sugar monitor. Meh. I'm not horrible frightened. I have some metal in my mouth, fake tooth, and two fillings. Meh.


It generated an instant response which was sent to a nearby monitor. "The antenna coil is what transmits the signal," said Michael McAlpine, the team's principal investigator, “you don't need a battery."


Seems like making it more like a breathalyzer would make more sense, freak people out less.
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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Finding my daughter will be the least of my worries if I allow a big brother device into her or my mouth. Keeping track of everyone all the time is not needed for safety.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 11:09 PM
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This Breathalyzer would presumably tell my Dr. I have an illness, not how much I have had to drink. I think if I have an illness showing up in my body, I will most likely feel ill. I don't see the advantage to this implant.
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posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by Iamschist
reply to post by denver22
 



Finding my daughter will be the least of my worries if I allow a big brother device into her or my mouth. Keeping track of everyone all the time is not needed for safety.


Dont you get it your tracked anyway with mobile phones internet etc but we do not always carry them around 100%
Now do we?...

Ok lets have it your way and let joe public get away with things then , sad that you think only the government are capable of anything bad

Better get rid of your mobile phones and internet connections then as your daughter could be tracked by what is it you call them..... ooh yes, the powers that be...
Trust me finding your daughter would not be the least of your worries, if say she ever got kidnapped by some moron , And the police say well i'm sorry but because she has not got her mobile on her sadly we are at a loss until new information comes to light as "she could be anywhere"
Then of course it could be to late.... However enter some tech that could tell where she is, bingo chances go up dramatically of finding her alive.. my two pounds worth
..good day sir mam



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by denver22

Originally posted by Iamschist
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Finding my daughter will be the least of my worries if I allow a big brother device into her or my mouth. Keeping track of everyone all the time is not needed for safety.


Dont you get it your tracked anyway with mobile phones internet etc but we do not always carry them around 100%
Now do we?...

Ok lets have it your way and let joe public get away with things then , sad that you think only the government are capable of anything bad

Better get rid of your mobile phones and internet connections then as your daughter could be tracked by what is it you call them..... ooh yes, the powers that be...
Trust me finding your daughter would not be the least of your worries, if say she ever got kidnapped by some moron , And the police say well i'm sorry but because she has not got her mobile on her sadly we are at a loss until new information comes to light as "she could be anywhere"
Then of course it could be to late.... However enter some tech that could tell where she is, bingo chances go up dramatically of finding her alive.. my two pounds worth
..good day sir mam



I'm sure it has not occurred to you that anyone seeking to snatch a young girl, only has to knock her teeth out, and problem solved. Safety will not be found in monitoring devices, that is not their purpose, the government does not care about our safety, it cares about it's own. It wants to make sure I am at home watching my TV and not picking up a pitchfork and coming after them, Wake up.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by Iamschist





I'm sure it has not occurred to you that anyone seeking to snatch a young girl, only has to knock her teeth out, and problem solved.

I said new tech open your mind does not have to be in teeth



Safety will not be found in monitoring devices, that is not their purpose


You got proof for those claims?



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 11:37 PM
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it can be applied to a tooth's surface with water "like a child's transfer tattoo", the university said.


So what would cause it to stay on when you brush your teeth or drink water?


I do not care for this idea, it leaves a lot of room for abuse and and depending on how you choose to view it, I consider a HUGE invasion of my privacy. That being said, I think it is fair to say that we are A LONG LONG way from this becoming a reality, but it's worth keeping an eye on.



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