Accessible text version of Photo

Photo of woman wearing Google Glass


Consider a future scenario: not too many years distant … You meet someone in the street. They introduce themselves as “John Green”. As they’re speaking, the headset you’re wearing (maybe an implant) scans their face and analyses their voice and breath. It matches this against a global database and reports back to you …

“No, this isn’t John Green. This is Paul White. He’s 45 years old and lives in Sheffield; married with three children. He was arrested in 2003 for shoplifting and declared bankrupt in 2006. He works as a landscape gardener but his attendance record isn’t very good. He smokes and has a chronic lung condition, which is making it difficult for him to get insurance. He votes Liberal Democrat …”

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