Philips–you know, the guys that make TVs–also happen to make hospital electronics, so it’s not just entertainment and lightbulbs. They’ve managed to invent a smart pill that is designed to not only release medication in certain parts of the body, but also monitor patients from the inside. The pill is still a prototype, but it may just be soon that we start seeing these around instead of the standard pills.
So here’s my question: are these recyclable? Doe the doctors want stool samples in order to retrieve the pills? Would you want to take the pill if you know that its already been through someone’s system?