No, Google doesn't want to make you the next Steve Austin. But they are betting you take a pill that would turn your body an authentication system for your phone.
“This pill has a small chip inside of it with a switch,” said executive Regina Dugan at a recent technology conference. “It also has what amounts to an inside out potato battery. When you swallow it, the acids in your stomach serve as the electrolyte and that powers it up. And the switch goes on and off and creates an 18 bit ECG wide signal in your body and essentially your entire body becomes your authentication token.”
Dugan is also promoting an electronic tattoo that would do the same thing.
And Rice's Chris Bronk told KTRH says you shouldn't be creeped out by this stuff.
“It’s not crazy that we’re doing this. All sorts of things are coming down the pike,” Bronk explained. “The concept is a little strange, but it’s in line with what the company does.”
And you'll see more of this sooner rather than later.
“This idea of carrying around something that will do your authenticating for you is an emerging area,” Bronk stated. “There’s nothing shocking about this. The concept is just different.”
And that pill with the chip inside of it? Well it's already been approved by the FDA. So we're a step closer to turning our bodies into computers.