facial recognition and mobile networking
September 29, 2009, 12:02 am
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What if all your personal information was written on your face? That’s the idea behind this clip, which shows how facial recognition technology might be used for mobile use of social netoworks. It is apparent that mobile access to social networks is commonplace. Facebook updates and Twitter posts are simple enough to be created and read on the run. Facial recognition technology is also already in use on both Flickr and Facebook. It is not far fetched to speculate that this kind of technology might be widely available in the future. There are issues of privacy and social implications which might cause concern here. What might happen if anyone can access your details? What is lost in a society where likes, dislikes, interests, age and religion are communicated non-verbally and indiscriminately? Issues such as these are already prevelant in discussion regarding social networks, so it is difficult to judge if this is going too far or just a natural extension of already present practices.

Image by Will_Lion

Image by Will_Lion

Do you access social networks on your phone?



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