We have seen lots of movies and series using the Self-destructing technology. If a message is very sensitive, it is delivered using a device which self-destructs itself after a few seconds. Who can forget Ethan hunt reading about his next mission briefing before it self-destructs and explodes.
Now, due to work by researchers at Xerox’s PARC, you can finally live your fantasies. The company has recently developed chips that can self-destruct on command making them completely unusable. The device has been made from glass – a modified version of corning’s glass. They recently showed the demo at a DARPA event held in St. Louis. For the Demo, a small resistor was added at the bottom of the chip to be used as the self-destruct mechanism. When heated by a laser, the entire chip will shatter to pieces. The smaller pieces will actually keep on shattering until there is nothing but a pile of dust left.