Google brought us maps, street view and then later 3D maps. With the help of quite sophisticated camera technologies and satellites, Google has been able to reinvent the map to some extent. But the scanning of the world is far from over even after Google has been able to map out our entire world. With a new laser scanning technology created by Scott Page Design, the privacy of your home will never be the same. The technology enables detail mapping even within those solid walls of yours.
The powerful laser is able to scan both the exterior as well as the interior of buildings. The laser scanning technology’s primary use is to record and reveal architectural flaws and configurations previously not possible. With this technology, we can literally map the entire world in incredible detail, which is something that before was almost impossible without spending hundreds of thousands of years on it.
I wouldn’t be too worried about not feeling safe in your home just yet since there are limits to what this technology can do. There is no word on whether or not this laser scanning technology is able to scan the interior of buildings from outside or not. However, if it is, it could be a huge threat to everyone’s privacy.
I can’t help but marvel over the immense detail the laser is able to capture even if the case is that it’s scanning the interior from inside the buildings. There’s no doubt this technology would be quite useful for the military and police (if it’s as powerful as it is claimed to be). They would really benefit from knowing how the building they are approaching is configured and possibly where the perpetrator is hiding.
So, next time you see a Google car driving by with a huge camera attached to its roof, make sure not to take a shower right then or you could end up on public display in nothing but your birthday suit. Nah, I wouldn’t worry about it, as I said, at least not yet. But you have to agree that the technology is insanely impressive, if it works from outside the buildings.
Scott Page Design’s 3D Laser Scanning Technology
Via: [UFunk – French]