Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Google files patent for a device which will, over and besides its primary use, compete with the lie-detecting machines of today. Many a time, inventions are born not only out of necessity, but quite by chance. I think this was one of them.
Daniel Johnson writing at TelegraphUK:
Google patents lie-detecting throat tattoo
Google tattoo would also help make conversations in noisy situations easier, as well as flashing when it thinks you are lying.
Google has filed a patent for a throat tattoo which not only blocks out background noise in a bid to make telephone conversations in crowded restaurants easier, but also flashes when it thinks you are lying.
According to the patent filed last week in the US by Motorola, who are owned by Google, the tattoo could solve the problem of strained telephone conversations in “large stadiums, busy streets, restaurants and emergency situations”.
“Communication can reasonably be improved and even enhanced with a method and system for reducing the acoustic noise in such environments and contexts”, the patent reads.
The unnamed device would serve as an “auxiliary voice input to a mobile communication device”; essentially a noise-cancelling microphone for your mobile phone which you stick on your neck.
But the tattoo’s creators also envisage it could have lie-detecting capabilities...........