Latest By
Category:


Armor
Artificial Intelligence
Biology
Clothing
Communication
Computers
Culture
Data Storage
Displays
Engineering
Entertainment
Food
Input Devices
Lifestyle
Living Space
Manufacturing
Material
Media
Medical
Miscellaneous
Robotics
Security
Space Tech
Spacecraft
Surveillance
Transportation
Travel
Vehicle
Virtual Person
Warfare
Weapon
Work

 

Comments on Polar Rose Face-Recognition Search Engine
Someday, the images on the web will be as searchable as the text. (Read the complete story)

"It occurs to me that this could be used to do things like identify the past lives of witness protection program participants. Are the ethics of it even under consideration?"
(Akaishi 10/6/2006 10:32:55 AM)
"Akaishi - that's a very interesting question. It could also be used by parents to try to find out what their children have been up to (and for kids to see where their friends have posted pictures on the Internet and so forth)."
(Bill Christensen 10/7/2006 5:47:15 AM)
"If you think about it, the world of pictures on the Internet is fairly private, in the sense that if your name does not appear in the associated text, the image cannot be found in a search engine index by using your name as the search text. This application could find missing children, for example. It could also identify people who do not want to be found, as Akaishi notes in the comment above."
(Bill 10/8/2006 8:21:45 PM)
"i,think its one of the most awesome things on the net..!! as of yet...wow..!!! thanks"
(carlton 10/9/2006 3:59:00 PM)
"I agree - I really think that this is an under-reported story that more people should be thinking about."
(Bill Christensen 10/9/2006 4:54:27 PM)
"great...just what til my mom finds out...and my husband...and boyfriend"
(internet whore 10/9/2006 10:49:47 PM)
"Imagine how the porn industry might use this. Maybe you could take a picture of a friend and find pictures of people who look similar, but are naked and having sex. Fantasies-r-us.com ...think that could minimize rapes?"
(Jeff 11/19/2006 9:12:12 AM)
"The way you minimize rapes is by castrating the rapist the first time. Regarding Polar Rose, this is one more way in which we are shrinking the world and eroding our privacy. "
( 12/19/2006 1:38:55 PM)
"Here's a nice rendition of the way that Polar Rose creates a 3D image from a 2D photo; this enables the software to recognize a person regardless of how they are pictured.

(2D to 3D translation aids face recognition)

"
(Bill Christensen 12/19/2006 8:36:03 PM)
"I have a really wild idea that maybe had not occurred to you guys. What if we just didn't post pictures of ourselves on the 'net that we would be embarrassed/scared/whatever of another person (ABSOLUTELY ANYONE) seeing? If you weren't practicing that before this software came along, you're a fool. Regarding the idea of "security by obscurity," you have your head very deeply in the sand if you think that someone of even average intelligence could not find as much information (available on the 'net or elsewhere) on you as he cared to find. Wake up. If you feel threatened by potential applications of this software, you have not exercised nearly enough caution in your life. This is very similar to the "don't trash your boss behind his back" principle. Whatever you say, no matter to whom, has the possibility of finding its way to your boss's ears. What then is the solution? How do we steer clear of something like this? We NEVER breathe a word of discontent, unless it is directly to the boss. Now that I've typed that, I can see that it's not exactly the same situation, but they're both situations where you've done somthing about which you don't want everyone on the planet to know. Cultivate and practice a little restraint and your peace-of-mind value will go way up, friends."
(Gabriel Huffman 12/22/2006 8:35:41 AM)
"Just another step in the cage we are building for ourselves."
( 8/3/2007 9:09:02 PM)
"Gabriel Huffman: What about the problem Akaishi mentioned: Witness protection programs or other people who for very good reasons cannot afford to be identified? Oftentimes, believe it or not, those people -aren't- criminals, but ordinary people who got stuck in really -bad- situations."
(John Penta 9/21/2007 6:05:43 PM)
"The witness protections is a valid point. As far as privacy goes, Gabriel hit the nail on the head. If your so concerned with privacy, why have pictures on the internet, a myspace/facebook page, or the like. If you want something private you keep it off the internet. Usually if your trying to hide something, it was either illegal/embarassing/bad. Don'tput yourself in that situation and you don't have anything to worry about. Now that I know about this program, I'm searching myself to reminisce about all the dumb things I have done in my life I'm not afraid to hide. :)"
(Hieu 1/17/2008 3:56:01 AM)

Get more information on Polar Rose Face-Recognition Search Engine

Leave a comment:

Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.

 

 

 

 

 

More Articles

Wound Healing With Wearable Nanogenerators
'... forcing the energy transfer which allowed him to ... erase the other internal-external damage.'

Flying Dragon Robot Transforms In Mid-Air
Terrific prototype video.

Negative Matter Fluid Theorized In New Paper
'Of course, being negative matter, when you push it, it comes toward you..'

Grow Structures Upon Planetfall - Myco-Architecture
'They'll also start pulling in gases and liquids from the local atmosphere...'

MXene Hydrogel Skin For Robots Flexes And Senses
'The plastex swam and whirled like boiling toothpaste...'

EXPLORER, The First Total-Body Scanner
'The object is built up of an infinite series of plane layers, at the focus of the ray...'

UK Police AI To Stop Criminals Before They Strike
'... the computing mechanisms that studied and restructured the incoming material.'

Sonitus Audio Interface Positioned Beyond The Noise
'... an instrument having relatively small bit pieces adapted to be gripped between the teeth.'

Volvo's Self-Driving Mining Trucks
'A procession of automatic ore carts was racing over the bleak slag'

Audi Pop.Up Autonomous Electric Flying Car
'The cab was an egg-shaped bubble of light metals and plastics...'

Music Not Impossible (MNI) Vibrotactile Wearable Experience
Don't you want to experience the 'feely' effects?

Chinese Face Recognition Mistakes Bus Ad For Jaywalker
'... the imprint of her image on the telephoto cell.'

A Look Back At Apollo's Emergency Escape Vehicle
'A simple mechanism... it drove the iron ball through space like a ship.'

InMotion Glide 3 Electric Unicycle For The Last Mile
'...gyro-stabilized on a single wheel.'

China's Social Credit System - A Facebook-1984 Mashup
'Prestige, face, mana, repute, glory: the Sirenese word is strakh.'

Musk Declares Tesla Supercharger Capacity Will Double By Next Year
'Recharge the batteries... in almost every town and village...'

Drywall Robot Looking For Sheetrock
Sheetrockers have sure changed since my day.

Ford's Autonomous Cabs 'Transportation As A Service'
'He was glad to crawl into his autocab and close the cover.'

Sex In Driverless Cars? Updated With Video!
'...admirable for petting.'

Amazing Kepler Space Telescope Decommissioned By NASA
'Thus it came about that the search for a planetiferous sun... was not unduly prolonged...'

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.