Xerox New Self-Erasing Paper

 No word on what happens when you write a check on this paper and it erases before the bank can process it.

Xerox knows a thing or to about paper, and they’ve come up with self-erasing paper that can be used over and over again. Not erasable, but self-erasing, leaving you with an entirely blank sheet of paper after 24 hours that you can reuse up to 100 times.

Here’s how it works:

“The paper contains specially coded molecules that create a print after being exposed to ultraviolet light emitted from a thin bar in a printer. The molecule readjusts itself within 24 hours to its original form to delete the print, or heat can readjust the molecule instantly.”

Obviously, one of the nice things about paper is that in general when you write something down it means you have a permanent, physical copy of something. But for memos and the infamous TPS report, it’s better for everyone when they just disappear.

No word from the IRS yet.

Via Slippery Brick