"Looking back through history, I see no evidence for humanity making the best of things, and I think it's a pretty safe bet that's an on-going trend."
In the movie, Tom Cruise's character walks through a mall. As he does so, devices placed discretely along the walls shine a light on his eyes.
Here is a brief clip from the film; note that John Anderton has had an operation performed that replaces his original irises.
(Time for your eye scan, Mr. Anderton)
The device probably scans the iris of the eye as a person walks by. There are two particularly important aspects of such a device.
The first is that iris scans are considered a highly accurate means of successful biometric authentication. Following the scan, a high-resolution picture of the irides of the eye is available. Pattern recognition software can match any future scan against the original with extremely high confidence in the accuracy of identification.
The second advantage of the movie's fictional system is that it works without the consent or involvement of the subject. At present, iris scans require that the subject move close to a device and hold his head still for the scan.
This technovelgy is used to implement personalized advertisements in the film.
Public Iris Scanner-related
Want to Contribute an
Soon, Your Tesla Will Follow You Like A Pet
'... follow him as faithfully as a well-trained hound.'
Chinese Watrix Gait Recognition Watching You Always
'... those pesky gait-recognition cameras.'
FlexPai Foldable Phone By Royole
'...A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled.'
Oh Yes, We're Building The Rotating Tower In Dubai
'Give me an old-fashioned tetragon on a central pivot every time.'
Bioreactor Helps Legless Frogs Get Their Jump Back
'An alien drug... Used by an insect race... It can repair bones and organs. It can grow new tissue."
Xinhua AI Anchor Puts CGI Face To Automated News
'...a congeries of software agents.'
Wirewax Watching You Watch, Adjusting Your Experience
'He adjusted the n, the r and b knobs, and hopefully anticipated a turn for the better...'
LawGeex AI Beats 20 Top Lawyers
'The Law Society has strict rules on the use of pseudo-intelligent software - terrified of putting... its members out of work.'
ROAM Robotics Skiing Exoskeleton
'The real genius in the design is that you don't have to control the suit; you just wear it...'
MIT Headset Lets You Communicate Without Speaking
'The subvocal read nerve signals, letting her enter words by just beginning to will them...'
|Home | Glossary
| Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact
Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™
Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.