Sometimes you can’t help but stare at someone’s tattoos. Maybe they’re in a weird spot, feature someone famous, or well… they’re just plain bad. (Or they combine two of those things.) Imagine the attention when your tattoo actually begins to vibrate.
Yes, that little feature could soon turn into a reality. Nokia is currently working on a way to link up your tattoo with your cell service. They’ve even taken the idea to the patent stage. The patent says something about “tattooing, stamping, or spraying ‘ferromagnetic’ material onto skin” or putting it on a fingernail. When the thing starts shaking, you either have a call, a message, a low battery, or a calendar alert.
Newser throws a wrench into the whole idea by mentioning that they could actually use the marker against you—and not just in job interviews. It could be used to track who you are and what you’re doing. That’s right, people; it’s not just for bad Michael Bay movies. Well, it is, but now it can be used for something else as well.
Also, who knows where it could go from here? If there were an option for scratching your hand to change TV channels or draw the shades, would you consider going under the tattoo needle? Anyone? Hello? Is this tattoo on?