face regognition to log in?

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  1. groovdudeyo macrumors regular

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    You think apple will ever use their new face recognition thingy to log in? sort of like a thumbprint scanner that uses the camera on the macbook. It would be easy to trick (just hold a picture of the person) but my brothers are too dumb to think of that.
     
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    Probably why it's silly.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    If they implement something to distinguish depth then yea, it could happen. That way a picture wouldnt be able to fool it.
     
  4. groovdudeyo thread starter macrumors regular

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    but it would be cool. I mean i can make this really weird face by twisting my lips and no one could ever get a picture of me doing that. it definitely wouldnt work if you have very important documents on your comp that no one else should see but it would make your mac a little more secure.
     
  5. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Theres a similar thing for windows already so i dont see why an OS X app wont be out soon to do this.
     
  6. groovdudeyo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sonar?? :p
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They should just shoot an X-ray.
     
  8. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    I think it's a little gimmicky. Not quite as gimmicky as a fingerprint login though.
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    No, there are methods that measure certain things to determine depth. During my tour of Uconn I met a professor that was using it in his project to be able to place a robot in a room and have it be able to navigate the entire building successfully.
     
  10. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    The built in isight on the Macbooks and MBP's can already calculate depth, otherwise the cheesey backgrounds on ichat wouldnt work properly.
     
  11. groovdudeyo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think that has to do with movement. thats why it asks you to move out of the way of the camera for a second or two
     
  12. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    it probably wouldnt be too hard if the screen flashed like in photobooth using the way it lights up.
     
  13. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Also depth, it has to gauge how far away your real background is to make the effect over layer look realistic.
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I think the professor I was talking about used something similar. He had a scanner that used light to map out the room. It was REALLY interesting:p
     
  15. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    ACTUALLY it just takes a picture of the backround and anything new isnt part of it. thats y it wont work if you move anything.
     
  16. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    exactly, its greenscreen technology, but it susbsitutes your backround for the green screen.
     
  17. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    So then why does it matter how cluttered and white your real background is?
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Clutter would lead to shadows and that means many many many different shades of colors. I think it would be extremely innefficient to sort out every shade.

    You dont need a white backround, it just works MUCH better because its much more uniform.

    If I'm not getting my point across its kinda like this. In paint (im using vista:() take any amateur picture and try to use the filler tool on a **** thats a certain color. Youll never be able to use the tool to fill in the entire shirt because it only fills in that EXACT shade.
     
  19. Liquidpics macrumors member

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    My Macbook pro emitts gamma rays fom the isight camera :eek: I swear it lights up green and let's you have it. :D
     
  20. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I always laugh at technology in movies. Computers beep and boop when doing ANYTHING, rays outside the visible spectrum always are visible for some reason, the list goes on and on. But hey, if they were realistic no one would watch them.:p
     
  21. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Hahaha. Free CAT scan on every boot up. Better yet, use that x-ray for dental records to login....
     
  22. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Call it the iSterile.
     
  23. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Oh well that explains Steves health problems.
     
  24. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    ROFLMAO!

    That actually brought tears to me eyes....
     

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