Summer time means showing off not only your itsy bitsy bikini, but also flaunting your tattoo. But it’s not about the size anymore, but the movement. Developed by Thinkanapp.com, these augmented reality tattoo is an unusual application where a barcode marker is tattooed onto someone’s arm,which when viewed through a camera transforms into a three dimensional animation . Above is an example of an augmented reality tattoo of a flying dragon.
This is something to watch out for in the future. But it is also something to be careful of in the future.
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17
In Revelations, it talks about the mark of the beast where no one will be able to do any transaction without this mark. People are probably thinking of Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, because this technology makes life efficient especially when you have to be admitted to the hospital or when you go to the groceries. How? An RFID chip is inserted inside your body so that they would easily know your health history. You are also your own walking credit card.
RFID is the system. For it to be implemented, is another story. Having an RFID chip implanted in your body will someday be considered a “caveman” method because of surgery. So if this bar code translucent tattoo merges with an RFID, it becomes convenient for everyone to have it – this is actually being studied already.
The bar code tattoo is still at its infancy, and it can be made into something more. This invention is so awesome yet it’s also terrifying which we should be vigilant for in the future.