Motorola presented two devices today at the D11 Conference that could revolutionise how you interact with every day electronic tasks.

First up was a prototype electronic tattoo that the user would wear on their arm, followed by a pill from Proteus Digital Health that transmits an 18 bit signal from your body once it has been ingested. Both devices provide users with a way to provide authentication (think of them like an rfid key fob), but the implications are breathtaking. Why remember to pick up your oyster card, driving license or passport when you can just have a unique identity authentication signal transmitted from your actual body? Instead of ordering plane tickets and printing them or downloading them to your smartphone, you could have the data transferred to a small easy to swallow pill and just get scanned when you pass through security, then pass the pill naturally at the end of your digestive cycle.

Regina Dugan, Motorola's Senior Vice President of advanced technology and projects, stated 'The strategy [companies] use for radical innovation is decades out of date. We need to update it. We learned to do it at DARPA and we're going to bring it to mobile, and it will have cascading effect on industry.' With future facing projects like this in the pipeline, it will come as no surprise that Dugan not only spent time working for Google, but as a director at the US Government's defence department's legendary DARPA.