Prophecy in today's headlines

Driverless car – Google awarded US patent for technology

A US patent for self-driving cars has been awarded to Google. The intellectual property rights relate to a method to switch a vehicle from a human-controlled mode into the state where it takes charge of the wheel. It explains how the car would know when to take control, where it is located and which direction […]

Facial Recognition Software To Go Public

Computer software which can identify unnamed faces and then collate photographs of that person is set to be released to the public amid concern among a number of privacy groups. The software program works by scanning the relative positions of the eyes, nose and mouth and claims a 90% accuracy rate. It can then search […]

Looking For Someone? Soon You May Be Able To Search Barcode

Scientists tag animals to monitor their behavior and keep track of endangered species. Now some futurists are asking whether all of mankind should be tagged too. Looking for a loved one? Just Google his microchip. The chips, called radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, emit a simple radio signal akin to a bar code, anywhere, anytime. […]