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MIT and Microsoft Have Teamed Up to Create the World's First "Smart-Tattoo"


What do you do when you have brains from MIT and Microsoft and a whole lot of financial investment? You figure out a way to make a flash tat that has the capability of controlling your smart phone.

This article originally appeared on Complex

The world's most prestigious technology institution, MIT, and Microsoft have offered us another reason why we are truly living in The Matrix,whether we care to admit it or not. Also, this could pass for another reason to be as imaginably lazy as possible.

The school has a group of PhD's in their Media Lab as well as scientists from Microsoft Research who have teamed up for a project to create the very first "smart"-tattoo. Artificial intelligence has been taken to the next level with DuoSkin, which is a temporary "gold-leaf" tattoo that enables a person to remotely control their smartphone with a mere index finger stroke onto their skin. It also allows a person to share data with others by simply rubbing onto the tattoo.

In a Facebook post via The Verge, you can see a demonstration of how the gold-colored tattoo's is designed for skin-touch interactive technology.


Read the full story by Dana Scott at Complex

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