Samsung has come up with the flashiest anti-counterfeiting tech we've seen yet: forget boring old RFID chips--the AMOLED e-passport concept looks has a 2-inch, paper-thin, QVGA-resolution flexible display embedded in the photo slot, which shows a rotating 360° view of your head when held up to an RFID reader.
The screen requires so little energy that it can be powered up by the wireless signals from the RFID reader--no need for batteries. The screen itself can display 260k colors and has a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. For airports that might not have an RFID scanner, an old-timey static picture is still included.
If implemented, these updates will ensure passports and other documents become much harder to counterfeit. However, I can see this concept expanded to other things, like driver's licenses: I just can't wait to take that 360° picture, which would surely make the wait at the DMV completely worthwhile.
Check the video below to see an AMOLED-display-equipped passport in action:
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lol...holy hell. Its funny you said that podbog...i just watched that movie yesterday on youtube. and its leeloo...you fifth element movie noob.
LOL @ podboq, I was just thinking that! This is a COOL idea!!!! It would definately make the wait worth while.
and it's podboQ with a QUEUE Q lol
Lol this is awesome...albeit totally useless.
Why would security ever have to see the back of your head...or the side view for that matter. It doesn't make much sense. but cool
lol that would be funny if they put that on dollar bills to make the presidents head's spin.
Finally a national ID card that will appease the nerds, and piss off the illegal aliens
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