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Motorola files patent for terrifying ‘smart tattoo’ technology

Motorola Smart Tattoo Patent

Google’s creepier tendencies have clearly made an impression on Motorola, which has now started filing patents for technologies you’d expect to see in Philip K. Dick stories. Engadget has spotted a new Motorola patent application for a kind of “smart tattoo” that basically involves tattooing a microphone to a user’s throat that will then send voice commands to their smartphones and tablets. The idea behind this terrifying creation is to have a microphone that will more easily pick up users’ voice commands and eliminate background noise that could make using voice functionality on your smartphone inconvenient. As weird as this all sounds, we have to admit that the smart tattoo idea is still less creepy than Google’s earlier proposal for password pills.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.