Pick Up Your Phone, Your Tattoo Is Vibrating
Nokia eyes tattoo that vibrates as call alert
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2012 1:30 AM CDT
Updated Mar 21, 2012 6:03 AM CDT
Vibrating tattoos in the future could tell us our cell phones are ringing, says Nokia.   (?istolethetv)

(Newser) – Hello, brave new world. Nokia may be working on an invention that would cause a tattoo to vibrate every time you get a call on your cell. The Finnish firm's filing with the US Patent Office describes tattooing, stamping, or spraying "ferromagnetic" material onto skin—or a fingernail—and linking it to a mobile device, reports the BBC. Vibrations could alert users to a variety of situations. "Examples of applications may be low battery indication, received message, received call, or calendar alert," all with different vibrations for each, notes the filing.

But watch out for Big Brother. The filing also indicates that such a marker could also be used as an identity check—a kind of electro-magnetic fingerprint—that could be read by your computer, for example, before it will allow you access ... or by security guards at a border crossing.

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Mar 21, 2012 12:47 PM CDT
Watch out world here is another step closer to N.W.O.!!! Next will be something to more peoples liking. Then the microchip will be here. That will get rid of all needs for a checking account, drivers lic, your ss card, it will all be on that one little chip!! Implanted in your body, people laugh now just wait...:(
Mar 21, 2012 11:54 AM CDT
If you're dumb enough to inject ferrofluids into your body, then you deserve what the next encounter with a speaker or other strong magnet does to you.
Mar 21, 2012 10:52 AM CDT
I suppose it works because ferromagnetic ink makes the tattoo more attractive.