If it’s one thing you come here for on IBBB it’s medical news and medical technology updates. Well, in keeping with the tradition, I just came across this article about a new pill that is being developed that sends messages when swallowed. Just more evidence that spitters really are quitters.
University of Florida researchers have successfully (so far) developed a signaling technology that can be embedded into pills to notify doctors, clinicians, and caretakers that a pill has, in fact, been ingested. No word yet if a follow-up email/alert will be sent once pieces of the pill have been shat out of the body.
Researchers believe that this is safe to ingest since the antenna being used is made up of nontoxic ink and “silver nanoparticles” (huh? you lost me). The pill also contains a tiny microchip the size of a period (heavy flow or regular?).
I say this can be good, but I feel the the terrorists are behind this and, once again, they will win if we ingest this. Now, if science tells me this also works with Ruffies and I’ll get an email alert sent directly to my Blackberry, well, now we’re talking. I mean, let’s face it, it’s really time to get efficient with that. Who has the time and money to spend all night in the bar? I want to get in, check my email, and get out. Thank you.