Digital Mirror Displays Future You

May 10, 2006

persuasive_mirror.jpg The Persuasive Mirror, a project being developed by Accenture, displays an age and behavior-progressed representation of the viewer. The image presented by the mirror will be adjusted based on a "series of sensors and data analysis tools" that monitor the viewer's activity throughout the house. For example, the mirror could be combined with "health-tracking personal sensors," and if the user eats poorly and neglects exercise, the mirror could project an image of the user as overweight. The idea is to persuade people to live better lives by scaring them into submission with grotesque images of their future selves. This technology is still in its planning phase, so even if it could evaluate your life based on your significant other, it'd still be too late... too late.


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