Dissolving Micro-Chip Will Tell Big Brother Your Every Move
June 5th, 2013
John Rogers PhD and his team work out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They, along with other teams at Tufts are developing transient electronics, tiny micro-thin chips that dissolve when they have served their purpose.
On April 8th this year their research paper was presented to the American Chemical Society at their annual National meeting, this year it was held in New Orleans.
Rogers spoke eloquently of the technology, explaining its possible use and exactly how the chips work. There was nothing negative at all in the presentation. Nothing was mentioned about the possible negative uses of such technology.
In a nutshell, micro-thin, soluble electronic chips are implanted into an equally thin medium that is also soluble. The amount of ‘wrapping’ around the chip denotes how fast it will dissolve. Once the final encapsulation layer has dissolved, the chip,within an hour, does the same, leaving no trace behind. There’s nothing at all to indicate it was ever there in the first place.
Rogers said during his presentation:
“…many new opportunities open up once you start thinking about electronics that could disappear in a controlled and programmable way.”