Re:silly walks department

From: John Calvin (
Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 10:07:58 MDT

On Wed, 07 Jun 2000 20:09:40 -0700 Spike Jones <> wrote:
>Now they have yet another biometric, longer range than face
>recognition: the software can recognize people by how they
>walk. Now I know this is more privacy bad news, tools in the
>hands of a potential Big Brother, etc, but honest to god this is
>just sooo wicked cool ya just gotta love it. spike
When I was in High School, I broke my glasses and was without them for just over a week. I have really horrible vision and had to be almost on top of people to recognize their faces. I found though that I was able to recognize people at distance by the way they moved. I could recognize movement in even large blurry objects. It made me wonder how many different methods do we as humans use to recognize each other, while only being directly concious of the obvious. I do have a couple of friends that I am sure I could recognize by smell.

John Calvin
Orion Arm

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