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Google Glass app uses 'fashion fingerprint' to indentify individuals

By Shawn Knight ยท 7 replies
Mar 8, 2013
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  1. A new project being developed for Google Glass aims to identify people based on the clothing and accessories they wear. Once a familiar person has been spotted in the crowd, Glass will then overlay their name above them on the...

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  2. Big Brother is finally here and its us.
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  3. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    This is so wrong on multiple levels.
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,837   +1,180

    That's an oxymoron.

    It'd be pretty funny to see this thing get all confused at a sporting even where everyone wears the same colors.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,505   +2,298

    Oh, I'm pretty sure they would / could confirm the sighting with "good old fashioned" facial recognition software.

    As for this being an oxymoron:
    I'd venture to say it was intended to be, and a pretty darn good one at that.
  6. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Booster Posts: 231   +14

    This is going to be funny to use. I expect that this will not be a good thing for the glasses. There trying to do to much with it.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,837   +1,180

    (Even though arguing semantics is a bit ridiculous)

    It doesn't make any sense then. To say we are all 'Big Brother' means nothing. Everyone having the ability to see everything isn't 'Big brother' it's just extreme transparency. You could say his comment was ironic maybe.

    It's like the saying everyone is a winner. Well... not at the same thing, that's impossible. If everyone is the same then no one is ahead. The whole premise of Big Brother is a single entity watching the masses.

    Anyway, you give a lot of credit to a guest comment. I know you've been around long enough for that to be a stretch.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,505   +2,298

    Take break from "power computing" if you will, and have at this Wiki page about "syllogism" :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syllogism

    Not an oxymoron? OK, let's make a syllogism out of our guests observation. Big brother is watching everybody. Everybody is watching everybody. Therefore, everybody is "Big Brother".

    You're correct, this is my seventh year here. I've also adopted a more managerial acceptance of guest posts, which has a democratic nature. "We know we're going to get 19 out of 20 useless posts from guests, but we still allow them so as not to deny the one that might carry a topic forward, add useful information, etc.".

    So, I judge every post on how it resonates with me, from member and guest alike. Annoying, funny, worth arguing with, better left ignored, all on a case by case basis, regardless of originator..

    Anyway, it's interesting that you chose to zero in on my post, only where it seems to disagree with you. I also mentioned the idea of backing up this "glass nonsense", with facial recognition software. Now there's the potential of massive abuse, and the all too real possibility of a "Big Brother" paradigm afoot.

    Some thing else I do, is offer the courtesy to member and guest alike, of proofreading my posts, before, during the course of, and after posting.

    So, you can imagine how this recent sampling of literary gems, flies with me:
    So, while "arguing semantics", is what it is, and I may just be an mean, old , "grammar Nazi" at heart, I get sick of reading material that I have to supply the correct text, context, spelling, and usage to the words I'm reading.

    No harm, no foul though, I suppose. As you mentioned, I've been doing it for years and years.

    "There, their, they're", deal with it.

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