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Not so much a thought experiment as a single neuron misfire.
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You might have read about a security application where they
discern people out of a crowd and image them in real time.
China is testing it.
You could have a camera above the lunchroom door that
images kids and figures out their health. PE would be ok too.
The theory is that they they get
referrals to the nurse.
||// China is testing it //
||<Gratuitous racial stereotyping>
||That can't be easy, they all look the same to us ...
||</Gratuitous racial stereotyping>
||Would this be a silent scan or would the daily results be
displayed for the lunchroom-bound students to see?
Watching Hwan and Chen billowing into the red zone might
motivate everyone to avoid the carbs and stay in the green.
||Several years ago, I read of infrared cameras (not sure if NIR
or thermal, but I think the former) being tested in an airport
security setting for monitoring people's pulse, body
temperature (via vasodilation?), etc. for detecting people
trying to hide something, as well as sick people. Sounds
good to me.