Video Passports

Passports have become a major piece of identification for obtainingmany other important documents. You can even use a passport to help getyou a drivers license. The problem is that passports have becomeincreasingly easy to forge with the improving technology.

In an attempt to halt passport forgery in its tracks, Samsung SDIand Germany’s Bundesdruckerei have been working on the development of apassport with a bendable OLED colored display on a specialpolycarbonate data page which can be used to display a variety ofcontent, including video.

Powered by a contactless reader, the Video Passport would need nobatteries and can even be laminated for extra security precautions.Though controversy about including sensitive electronics components ina passport have alreaedy started to stir some trouble for the device’sfuture.

Source: coolest-gadgets.comAdded: 2 June 2008