Friday, March 03, 2006

Lights, Cameras—Everywhere

News from PC Magazine: Lights, Cameras—Everywhere
These technologies can already "greatly reduce the energy cost of capturing a digital image," says Mark Bocko, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the university. Bocko's team has a prototype chip that can directly digitize each pixel location in a CMOS sensor, using only three transistors per pixel to keep the sensor small. That translates into just 0.88 nanowatts per pixel at 30 frames per second of video—one-fiftieth of what today's sensors require.

Oh goody. That's what we need, more cameras. Sure, I'm a fairly rabid privacy nut, but do we really need cameras everywhere?

I like how they try and put a positve spin on it.
What if cameras were ubiquitous, wirelessly sending images to a security company when a home alarm goes off, letting mapping software zoom into real-time images at any location, and making cell-phone video calls workable?

Oh, well as long as it makes video cell calls workable...sigh.

Handy Stalker Tools in the making.


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