RECOGNIZING FACES

google glassUse an upcoming facial recognition app while wearing Google Glasses and you will be able to glance at some people and instantly see their Facebook and LinkedIn histories as well as anything they might have posted on dating sites. What fun – and how exhausting. It all appears on a projection in front of your eye.

One sticking point: This only works if the person you’re looking at has registered their face on the site, and given permission for anyone to view their profiles. At least in the beginning stages. But we can see this becoming just about universal in coming years; today the dorky kid who lives in his basement with his video game box, tomorrow the world! The history of registered sex offenders, convicted con men, swindlers, etc., will show up the minute you look at them.

The “NameTag” app is now in the beta testing phase. There’s a demo on You Tube.

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