Posts Tagged ‘capturing’

Eye Camera

October 6, 2008

As I was taking a walk a few days ago, I was stopped by a balloon floating through the air. I wanted to rush and get by camera out and take a picture of it, but unfortunately by the time I had readied the camera to take pictures, the balloon was too far away. I did manage to take a camera picture of it though, and while I did, I had a thought…:

I’m impressed with my digital camera, but I could have taken a MUCH better picture when it was closer if my EYES could snap shots.
If that was possible, the possibilities stemming from that could be endless. If someone were killed, we’d be able to know instantly after retrieving data from a brain who the killer was. Just by looking at a criminal, their complete visual identification is uploaded to the internet, to the police, and to the people in charge of capturing them. (Of course, that might lead to killers who try to destroy the data…)
Also, this could lead to more 1st-personality in the news and public awareness. In fact, if this technology were to advance further, and people could take video, or a step further, live streaming of the area around them, then we’d be able to build a virtual replica of our world that only updated if someone *stepped into* that area of the world.

Man…

On a side note, a few days ago, after watching videos such as this one:
http://hothardware.com/News/Feeling-Virtual-Environments-With-Ultrasound/
I thought “Wow, the future really is here, isn’t it?”
Well, perhaps, the 1900’s future is…but the reality of their future creates yet ANOTHER future for us to look forward to–and from the idea of this eye camera, I can really see how this new future idea is beginning to take shape.

/daydream

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