Friday, September 08, 2006

Fingerprints Are Physical World Hyperlinks

A fingerprint is a machine readable identifier, a physical world hyperlink (PWH).

While this method is not considered direct connect yet, it still shows the power of using a mobile phone to retrieve information from the Internet using a PWH.

From the BBC Mobiles used for fingerprint detection

Six police forces are now using the technology, which relies on new compression techniques to transmit digital prints over mobile phones.

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