Google to make lie-detecting microphone that is tattooed on your throat?
The future according to Google, looks pretty bleak as they've put a patent in for a microphone that you get tattooed on to your throat. Apparently, this will help to rid calls of background noise and will act as a lie-detector too.
That's not nauseatingly dark at all.
Google owned Motorola say: "A user speaking falsehoods may exhibit different galvanic skin response than a truth-telling individual."
"Mobile communication devices are often operated in noisy environments," said Motorola. "Communication can be improved and enhanced with a method and system for reducing the acoustic noise in such environments."
This electronic tattoo would have a transceiver embedded in it, so your neck is rigged up to wireless communications and it would run from a battery or solar power. So you might have to plug your skin into the mains at night.
Just think, if you're trying to tell a white lie to someone, be it because you're buying a birthday present, trying to throw a sickie a work or you're simply trying to avoid telling someone that their new haircut is an absolute abomination, you phone will grass you up to everyone.
Still, it won't just be us - Motorola also said in their application that the device ‘can also be applied to an animal’. So there you go. The future promises us random phonecalls from dogs with microphones grafted into their faces.