Monday, December 1, 2008

FutureWatch - SpyDust is Coming

China - "Microphone makers in the region, spurred on by a huge market demand, are up and ready to ramp up production of silicon microphones with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) processing technology. Worldwide shipment is forecast to reach nearly 1.6 billion units in 2011..." (more)

So, just how small is a MEMS microphone?
Get a penny.
Look at Lincoln.
It would fit up his nose.
(1.35 x 1.35 x 0.3 mm)

FutureWatch - Micro Micro Mics combined with other MEM technology, micro micro power components and micro micro batteries to create a new generation of eavesdropping bugs.
Sci-fi SpyDust becomes fact. (more)