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Microsoft's Kinect is being used to guard the border between North and South Korea

By Justin Kahn · 10 replies
Feb 4, 2014
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  1. While many hardcore gamers wait on a practical use for Microsoft's Kinect sensor beyond the odd gesture and navigation based voice command, the South Korean government has found a way to put the gaming sensors to use. Along with the...

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,196   +592

    Im sorry but while this is cool and a cool use of the system its also kinda funny in its own respect. The kinect has really good facial recognition and its a decent body and movement detection system in general. I could see something similar getting used to detect people all around (Something like Skynet :p).

    Its all about one system, one system for your gaming, TV, and Movie needs. Oh and also this thing doubles as a security system protecting the borders. One device to rule them all :p
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,434   +3,420

    At this point, I don't know why they are even using human guards. Just put a Kinect unit in charge of the gate and it will slam shut each and every time someone motions to let them cross. Hell, that would be such as effective mechanism, we should deploy them along our own borders!
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,020   +194

    Still waiting on motion sensor unmanned machine gun turrets.
    spectrenad likes this.
  5. I just hope it doesn't "RED RING" on them. All hell may broke lose!!!!
  6. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 874   +420

    That was pretty bad. Kinect ≠ Xbox 360.......

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,148   +392

    Am I the only one laughing hysterically at this?
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,434   +3,420


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  9. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,221   +224

    because humans can be directed to look more closely or look the other way, be bribed to let someone pass, and humans are more intelligent than machines?
  10. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 560   +59

    So if I dress up as a tiger I have no issues crossing the border :D
    misor likes this.
  11. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    Lets hope the alerts don't require Gold membership.
    Skidmarksdeluxe and spectrenad like this.

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