I am wondering how long it will be till Google makes it’s Picasa facial recognition data sharable and builds an API for it.
Imagine: You have an app on your android device that shows you the video from it’s back camera as you hold it up — but overlayed with the names of everyone in the room you’re in as you scan it around. Including all collected information, c.f. age, place of residence, marital status, what movies or music they like. The names of all the books they’ve read recently … what they’ve been twittering about lately. Their criminal history.
All in real time.
With otherwise complete strangers.
Imagine doing that as you walk along in an amusement park amidst a throng of people, or in a sports stadium seating 100,000+ fans.
I’m not sure if I’m excited by the possibility or would have an urge to start smashing all the smartphones I saw.
Either way, it’s buildable right now.
Not that I’m trying to make you paranoid of strangers pointing their cell phone cameras at you. *smirk*