The easier a password is to remember, the easier it is to hack; but that still doesn’t stop most of us from creating simple passwords. In an effort to eliminate the number of passwords people need to remember, a number of sites now accept Facebook credentials, and Amazon has announced a similar service.
Motorola wants to take it a step further by turning people into their own two-step authentication — eliminating the manual log-in process. At the D11 conference this week, Regina Dugan, head of advanced research at Motorola, announced that her team is currently working on creating a digital tattoo and pill that will automatically log users into their accounts.
Dugan claims young people will not be interested in wearable tech like smartwatches, but she theorizes that they will want to wear a tattoo. Created by the Cambridge, MA based company, mc10, it features LED technology, EEG/EMG sensors, a wireless antenna, and more. The same technology has already caught traction as the possible future of healthcare and as a way to achieve telekinesis.
The digital pill Dugan announced will be taken once a day and will utilize stomach acid and electrolytes for power. Once powered up, it will send a signal through the body that will work as automatic authentication for users to log into apps, websites, and more. Google owns Motorola, so it is feasible that the technology will be useful for logging into the numerous services offered by the company.
One day, at least. The tattoo and pill will not hit the market anytime soon, but both products have already surpassed one of the biggest obstacles by gaining FDA approval.