Wednesday, June 25, 2008

You cannot believe what you see...

While reading Gizmodo this morning I came across an article about a project in Germany that allows modifications of photos in real time. The example in the video is a sign that has text overlayed when a picture is taken but is not visible to the human eye.

The immediate security/prankster portion of my personality thinks this technology would be widely useful at red carpet style events. Could you imagine if every picture taken at the Olympics had “Free Tibet” superimposed on the athletes? This could lead to a completely new kind of hacktivism.

On the flipslide how long until a company markets a product that will superimpose “This object’s likeness is protected by copyright” on landmarks.

Here is the video:

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