Tuesday, November 13, 2007

DARPA's readin my thoughts, man!

Ah DARPA. When will you stop burrowing through my psychic defenses to sap the sweet, sweet nectar of my thoughts? *sigh*

Apparently the defense department financial juggernaut is funding companies like Honeywell, who are working on harnessing the quasi-subconscious precessing detectable by EEG (okay, yes, I know, that's a crappy description, but you get the idea) to automatically weed out or identify visually perceived objects of interest. Not an entirely new idea, the whole process might make it possible, in the absence of reliable image recognition software, the ability to breeze though crime suspect images at 1 per 50 millisecond, or quickly scanning large landscapes in front of analysts target extraction/identification at high speeds.

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