Remember When Motorola Introduced This Password Tattoo?

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What do you have to say about Motorola's password tattoos that stirred curiosity and paranoia back in 2012?

Back in 2012, Motorola (owned by Google) caused paranoia and stirred curiosity among people when they introduced wearable tattoos that unlocks devices through scans. People speculated that this signals the beginning of the apocalypse, as stated in the Bible. This refers to what was called the ‘mark of the beast’ that the Book of Revelations warned us about.

by David Macdowell
by David Macdowell

However, what we can confirm as fact was Regina Dugan, Vice President of Engineering of Google, demonstrated how this silicone-based product has a lot of potential not only for the visioned identification purposes, but was also reported to have been used for medical functions. Seeing as the company have also explored the potentials of the Proteus Digital Health pill.

Motorola's password tattoo
Motorola's password tattoo

Developed by Massachusetts-based engineering firm MC10, the ‘password tattoo’ was supposed to solve the repetitive task of password authentication. Dugan added how an average smart phone user does “authentication 39 times a day,” and that it takes about 2.3 seconds to do it.

Motorola's password tattoo
Motorola's password tattoo

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“It may be true that ten to twenty year-olds don’t want to wear a watch on their wrist,” Dugan said at that time. “But you can be sure that they’ll be far more interested in wearing an electronic tattoo, if only to piss off their parents.”

via Daily Finance
via Daily Finance

That was over a couple years ago. People kind of got over that part because the ‘password tattoo’ or the ‘electronic tattoo’ never really took of quite like how Regina Dugan thought it would. And will you look at that, the Apple Watch actually saw a brighter future than her temporary tattoos.

Motorola's password tattoo
Motorola's password tattoo

Think the password tattoo was actually a great idea and deserves a banging comeback? Tell us in the comments!

Seems like the apocalypse have been rescheduled after all.

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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