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Cheap Night Vision Eye Glasses & Cell Phones, Privacy Issue?

Dear Buzz Gang and Crew,
This is not science fiction people....but reality.

A recent technology breakthrough is coming to the marketplace soon. With funding assistance from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and research assistance from the University of Florida, a cheap and inexpensive thin film product will soon be on the market that converts infrared light into visible light giving any visual optical device or instrument the ability to have night vision.

In short this means: cell phones with cameras, regular cameras, car wind shields, telescopes, eye glasses, and even common windows in buildings and homes can have the ability of night vision.

The safety issues for drivers in cars, buses and trucks is a definite bonus of this technology but looming in the shadows are enormous privacy issues. We have become a society of instant communications. With camera phones being so ubiquitous, can our society cope with the ease of use and availability of this technology in the marketplace? Only time will tell.

Later People.

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govt will fall behind

You know the police would take time to get these installed on all the cars throughout the US, but I guarantee people would outrun the cops at night by cutting all their lights and be able to get away.

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Just thought of it

I forgot, this has already been done in the movie "Cannonball Run 2". Jackie Chan had a car with night vision and flew by the cops who didn't have a clue what happened.

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Another feature: Ability to see through clothing, links

Hey People,
I did not think about how police and law enforcement would use it on their windshields. That is interesting. I was thinking about how having the ability to see in the infrared spectrum allows someone to see through thin clothing. There is a lot research that proves that this can happen using infrared optics. With this technology soon to be widely available, I can only imagine what people will do with this kind of abilities on camera phones.

Just a thought.

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everyone is gonna have to carry around those night vision killers they've shown in the news... IR lights embedded in glasses etc Silly

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