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    This was cyberpunk enough when these guys did it, but I expect with the release of the new iPhone we may see a spate of similar stories on the horizon, considering that the latest model includes a kinect-esque device inside for facial recognition:

    https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/12/iphone-x-basically-has-a-kinect-on-the-front-to-enable-faceid/

    Going forward we may begin to see 3D scanning take on the sort of easy convenience that will make it very common, employed in a wider variety of fields than previously considered. For example, we’re now entering the stage where it’s feasible that a volunteer at the local historical society could scan artifacts without any investment in new equipment.

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      I would be really interested to know how they did it. The fact that it’s precise down to the micron implies that it was a laser scan, but beyond that I can’t glean any further details about their methods.

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