Electronic Tattoos Will Control Machines Via The Mind
A group of scientists led by Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity. Electronic tattoos are almost invisible on skin, cause they’re about 100 microns thick. They are made of a circuitry embedded in a layer or rubbery polyester that allow them to stretch, bend and wrinkle. The tattoos can detect electrical signals linked with brain waves; they include solar cells for power and antennas that allow them to communicate wirelessly or receive energy. Todd Coleman claims that, If placed on the throat, these gadgets could act as subvocal microphones through which people could communicate silently and wirelessly. This noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind might in future enable people to fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones.