Hi Def Cameras Can Now Capture The Reflection Of Your Face In Someone Else’s Eye

“Zoom in. Now enhance.” – Deckard, Bladerunner.

Via BoingBoing:

In Identifiable Images of Bystanders Extracted from Corneal Reflections, British psychology researchers Rob Jenkins and Christie Kerr show that recognizable images of the faces of unpictured bystanders can be captured from modern, high-resolution photography by zooming in on subjects’ eyes to see the reflections in their corneas. The researchers asked experimental subjects to identify faces captured from these zoomed-in images and found that they were able to do so with a high degree of reliability.

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  • echar

    Classify this under cool but creepy.

  • lunasea

    “Zoom in. Now enhance.” – Deckard, Bladerunner.”

    Does that scene bother anyone else? Something about the angle of the final image just seems impossible to me unless the 2-D photograph contained a 3-D projection…is it just me?

    • echar

      After watching the video, the pixels on the bottom right appear really clean to me. Although that may be natural?

      • lunasea

        Oh, I’m sorry, I meant the scene in Bladerunner, in reference to the quote there…meh, it’s probably just me.

        • echar

          Is this what you mean? it’s been so long since I viewed it last.


          • lunasea

            Yes, precisely. At say, 2:04 is when it gets wonky for me. I understand he’s looking at the reflection in the mirror, but how on earth does the sleeping lady just pop out from behind the scale-dress thing when he pans left? It’s a 2-D image! Should not happen!

          • Calypso_1

            There idea has been that they are actually 3-D embedded images that the Esper machine extracts.

          • lunasea

            Thanks! I’d always wondered if I was just a loon or if anyone else noticed that…when I point it out to friends they usually have no idea what I’m talking about… >_>

          • Calypso_1

            I looked up ‘Esper’ today, did not know this was a paranormal term ie ESPer. Wasn’t in the book, but given PKD’s other explorations of precog & such I’m thinking it would be much cooler if this was some sort of psi-tech device for psychometry/remote viewing. Perhaps the mirror photo could even be an aspect of pscyhomanteum.

  • SacredTouch Reiki

    That’s funny, i just saw this in the 90s t.v. series, “Twin Peaks” on netflix the other night. The FBI agent spots the reflection of a motorcycle in the pupil of Laura Palmer in a home video she was in before she was murdered in the plot. It’s in the opening pilot episode.

  • Kevin Leonard

    assuming mad focusing skills

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