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Security/Power Ring

Smart Card on a Ring
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All you Green Lantern fans delight!

Idea: Embed a smart-chip into a ring

The ring allows you to:

(1) Pass freely into and around building security, even if you are carrying files/ baby, etc. in your arms; drive your car without a forceable ignition switch

(2) Exchange business card details with a handshake; secret societies can have a secure handshake; record who you met at a party

(3) Shop without cash; travel without tickets

(4) Identify drug allergies to paramedics

(5) Allow lost kids, drunken spouses and dead soldiers to be sent home

(6) Make encrypted phone calls and using your own account with any mobile phone or land line, gathering your personal messages, SMS, email etc, while you do so

(7) Que music to your personal preferences

(*) Never lose your key, security pass, money, etc., etc.

Notes - Bakedness

This idea has been baked (experimentally) as a subdermal implant. Power rings have been invented too. Most of the applications are in use. It's the system that's new, AFAIK.

Notes - Security

Encryption using public keyrings goes without saying. Biometrics are a possible backup (but just enough to confirm identity/ring match, not to risk personal privacy)

Notes - Privacy

Like an internet browser, the features can be tailored to ensure personal privacy, only sharing as much info as you wish

Notes - Kitsch

It's not for everybody.

FloridaManatee, Jan 20 2003

Proximity IDs http://www.pcprox.c...xTech/proxtech.html
So one of these on a ring, then... [waugsqueke, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

iButton http://db.maxim-ic..../product.cfm?id=249

More iButton applications http://db.maxim-ic....utton/applications/ [half, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

More iButton applications http://db.maxim-ic....utton/applications/
[half, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       If you chant, 'Thing ring, do your thing!' does it turn you into a hulking pile of rock?
RayfordSteele, Jan 20 2003

       No, a social parriah.
FloridaManatee, Jan 20 2003

       //Proximity IDs//   

       [waugsqueke], Yes.   

       We have these at work; they are hung like a noose aroung our necks. We also have smart cards that pay for stuff like Starbucks expressos and etc. We also have GSM mobile phones with SIM cards.   

       If you have ever seen someone with their arms full of files rubbing their body like a rutting mutt on the door sensor, or searched a handbag for a missing smart card, or seen someone trying to swap a fiddly SIM card so they can take a call, you'd know why this system is needed.   

       The point of the idea is to use existing technologies (no antimatter levitation devices here) to improve the way we do things in a fundamental way.   

       The only things different about the system I propose are:   

       (1) Where the chip is carried (ring, not card)   

       (2) The flexibility of being able to register the chip as a personal identifier with different parties, rather than having one issued by each.
FloridaManatee, Jan 20 2003

       You would most definately be married to your job.
skinflaps, Jan 20 2003

       I hope it comes with decoder knobs for custom settings.
ye_river_xiv, Feb 17 2007


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