I know that weapons kill. And I know that drones can be particularly deadly. That's the destructive nature of war, after all. But do we really need to feature the symbol of death in our military badges?
Imagine how much easier life would be if we knew when we were being a jerk or annoying someone with our idle conversation. It's sounds like something out of Star Trek, but this technology is right around the corner.
Now, now, don't get too excited. Creator Joe Grand designed it to be hacked. Still, 10 minutes is a pretty respectable time for the soldering, reprogramming and reflashing job done by Dave Bullock, Wired's photographer at the event. The badge features an LED display with scrolling text, and it even has an easter egg…
The people in charge of CES are embedding an RFID tag in everyone's badges next year, meaning they'll definitely know when attendee #8302773 spends a little too much time at the blackjack table and not quite enough time at the Sony booth. [Engadget]