Hi all ATS members
This is my second thread (including the introduction as a first) so please be gentle
Found this interesting article on the presurfer website, not sure if any of you are familiar with this site, but it basically brings to light, all the
weird and wonderful things that are going on in the world around us. Here's some info on the founder, link below;
My name is Gerard Vlemmings. I am a full-time blogger, and the editor and founder of award-winning weblog The Presurfer. I am from the Netherlands
and have been blogging since September 24, 2000.
link to home page below;
I have been checking the presurfer website on a regular basis for awhile now, and have found many an intriguing article, alongside weird and wonderful
facts. And also, frankly, some rather disturbing links lol
This is where i found the link to the Japanese creating this 3D face replica mask, and they look incredibly good !
Its astounding what technology can do these days, and the Japanese are definitely well ahead in pretty much most aspects of technology. The fact that
these masks have been created, released and are now on the market amazes me !
For creating these amazing replicas , REAL-f first shoots pictures from different angles of the person who's face will be copied. After that it
imprints the image on vinyl chloride resin stretched over a mold.
I find it astonishing that things like this are being made, a bit like the whole 3D printer thing.....i cant get my head around it, it makes me quite
awestruck ! How mad would it be if, for Halloween, one of your friends had one of these masks made....without you knowing....and they turned up
looking exactly like you !
But if that could be possible (having a mask made of a friend, by sending in your OWN pictures of them), then that brings a disturbing problem to the
surface.....this could then mean that people could steal your ENTIRE identity.....not just your electronic identity, but you as a whole!
If a person was inclined to do such a thing, then all they would need was photographs of said victim from different angles, which could then get sent
to the company, for the company to then create the mask, and then for the person inclined to receive this mask, and then possibly to go on and steal
their victim's identity entirely !!
I find that really quite a disturbing thought.....what do you guys think?!
Thanks for having a look