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buffumjr Registered since 05th Jun 2013Mon 28-Oct-13 01:31 PM
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"FUTURCAM"
Mon 28-Oct-13 01:37 PM by buffumjr

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I've been watching what has been happening with electronics for a long time.

There was an episode of the "X-Files", where Scully and Mulder were investigating a death in a cheap motel. They ran across what seemed to be an insect, but was really a tiny robot. As all the X-Files episodes, well done.

The original cameras were heavy wooden things. You exposed by manually uncovering the lens, counting, and re-covering.

Recently, cell phone and iPad cameras have been improving dramatically. In fact, there are kits for changeable lenses for them. The iPad has a kit out there for tripod mounting your iPad, with its changeable lens.

Back in the seventies, the spy movies had these tiny spy cams. Then, it was science fiction. Today, it's for real. A camera the size of a dime, with a lens that can peep through a 1/16" hole and take excellent pictures. Cameras so small and light, you can mount them in your hat band, in your bow tie , on a 4 prop model helicopter, and take good pics.

A controversy that surfaced two years or more ago, (see "mark of the beast") was the development of ID capsules, to carry in the place of credit cards, drivers licenses, membership cards, security access cards, etc. These would be imbedded in the flesh, and would be readable at close range, like your toll booth chip in your car windshield. The controversy was whether it would be mandatory.

With ultra tiny circuitry, GPS, and cellular transmitter could be included, so your location would always be known. Add to that a to-be-developed super sophisticated camera, and think of the hands-free photography, you could instantly post to your favorite social media site. Not too big a jump to have it be eye movement controlled, like the fire direction system currently in the helmet of Apache helicopter pilots.

Never again would you moan, "Gee, I wish I had my camer here!"

  

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Tue 26-Nov-13 02:22 AM
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>...
>A controversy that surfaced two years or more ago, (see
>"mark of the beast") was the development of ID
>capsules, to carry in the place of credit cards, drivers
>licenses, membership cards, security access cards, etc. These
>would be imbedded in the flesh, and would be readable at close
>range, like your toll booth chip in your car windshield. The
>controversy was whether it would be mandatory.
>
>With ultra tiny circuitry, GPS, and cellular transmitter could
>be included, so your location would always be known. Add to
>that a to-be-developed super sophisticated camera, and think
>of the hands-free photography, you could instantly post to
>your favorite social media site. Not too big a jump to have
>it be eye movement controlled, like the fire direction system
>currently in the helmet of Apache helicopter pilots.
>
>Never again would you moan, "Gee, I wish I had my camer
>here!"

Yeah, absolutely these things will happen. I work in IT and we spend big dollars in the development of user authentication and user authorization on each and every large IT system developed in the industry. A giant waste of time and money identifying me as an authorized user in dozens of different places. I have long said give me a chip in my wrist and no more passwords and BS

Am only half joking.

I once read a most awesome SF book where a key protagonist invented cameras as small as pollen that were spread around and networked together to provide a powerful surveillance capability to the good guys battling a big-brother/Skynet opponent - what a great book!

Best regards, SteveK

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