i still get fucked up every time i remember there are computers low power enough to be powered by ambient EM (wifi, bluetooth, etc)

@chr this used to get me really excited, but these days all I can think of is surveillance applications

@ninjawedding @ninjawedding @chr @chr Some old proposals from 20 years ago included building self-powered nanobots for environment sensors, etc. I remember people was worried about abuses but thought it was cool idea, mass surveillance wasn't a household item from that time anyway. Imagine today...

@chr reading that last one, I'm looking forward to the cybrepunk arms race that's going to happen when surveillance with battery-less computers are widespread, and the punks have found bugs in their design, that lets them transmit a specific radiowave signal designed to brick every single battery-less computer of a given type in range.

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