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Author Topic: Minority Report Adver-guantanamo-ising coming to a public place near you  (Read 2291 times)

gjehle

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"We can read fingerprints from about five meters .... all 10 prints," said Bruce Walker, vice president of homeland security for Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N).
"We can also do an iris scan at the same distance."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070921/tc_nm/homeland_technology_dc_2

hell yeah, who needs privacy anyways...

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Re: Minority Report Adver-guantanamo-ising coming to a public place near you
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 05:00:01 PM »
Reality is catching up with science fiction faster than it should :(. Anyway, I would like to see more clarification on the fingerprints part, as I found it unlikely those guys could read my fingerprints while walking in a public place. I mean, I close my hand and that's full privacy for you ;D

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Re: Minority Report Adver-guantanamo-ising coming to a public place near you
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 04:24:52 AM »
haha, yes of course
i assume reading fingerprints from 5 meters away only works under lab-conditions... for now.