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coondoggie writes: "he Mission: Impossible TV show famously started most episodes with a tape recorded mission message that ended with: "This tape will self-destruct in 5 seconds, good luck Jim." Then it melted down in a burst of smoke and flame.
DARPA researchers seem to want to take that sort of destructive notion quite a few steps further by designing electronics — particularly smart phones and other devices — that can melt or at least partially dissolve to the point that they would be useless to anyone else who came across them."

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DARPA wants electronics that can dissolve or burst apart after use

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  • I can see security conscious IT firms using them too. Government contractors, survival freaks, you name it. I think the whole thing has market potential. And, as easy as it is to accidentally burn out resistors when you throw some extra power at them, I imagine the whole thing can probably be done with regulator technology we already have. Only problem is getting rid of the data itself in a way that's not forensically recoverable. That might take an extra step or two, but again, probably not a monumental ch

  • If they need electronics that burst or melt after use they should talk to the company that makes the battery monitoring module for those new Boeing 787 jets.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.