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: