RealView 3D Scanner - For Your Desk

The RealView 3D desktop scanner may just be the first full 360 degree scanner able to scan the details of any object that can fit on its base.

(RealView 3D scanner on a desktop)

Best of all, the RealView 360 3D HD model gives you that high-definition scan you've really been looking for.

SF readers may recall that Jack Vance wrote about the need for something like this. In his classic 1954 novel The Houses of Iszm, he writes about a biometric scanning system that was even able to pick up fingerprints.

...He stood rigid as feeler-planes brushed down his body. In a glass dome a three-dimensional simulacrum of himself six inches high took form...
(Read more about Vance's feeler-planes)

Via Engadget.

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