We have phones, tablets, pens, glasses, hats, and yes, cameras that can take pictures. As a result the growth in the number of images is up exponentially from just a few years ago.
What does this mean for the future? One concept is that everything will be traceable. In other words, you should be able to identify items, locate sources, and even find missing people through a consolidated database that could revolutionize everything.
That database is Google.
We won’t speculate about the science involved or even attempt to understand how it all works, but the potential is clear even in this 22-second video. Imagine being able to take images of people and match them against a huge and expanding database of other random images taken throughout the world, millions per day. Imagine applying this database to video feeds, tapping into an entire city to help locate a missing child or identify an object.
The possibilities are endless. See if you get the same expanded view when you watch the video: