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Bank 2.0 by Brett King

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Interacting With Your Environment

Something that is a little bit out there but interesting to think about, is the emerging technology around image recognition. We’ve had OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for many years now, but there have been recent improvements in image processing and matching. Recently, Google has developed search engine technology called Google Goggles that allows users to search based on images taken by your camera phone. It currently is in beta with some reasonable search support for books, DVDs, landmarks, logos, contact information, artwork, businesses, products, barcodes and text. It won’t be long before this is perfected.

Combining this type of technology with digital cameras or camera phones is one thing, but there ...

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