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Real-life marauder's map created


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#1    Saru

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:42 AM

Researchers have developed a real world counterpart to Harry Potter's magical marauder's map.

Phys.org said:

With homage to the fictional map used by Harry Potter, they came up with a solution that can effectively track people in the real world just like The Marauder's Map locates and tracks people in Harry Potter's magical world.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:19 PM

Well this is a comforting, welcome technology.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:54 PM

The article talks about one of it's potential uses in nursing homes housing dementia patients, which can "wander-off"
Ok, that seems fine. Happened to a friends mother as a matter of fact. Thankfully the police found her.

But for the rest it sure seems invasive, except for certain locations, but definitely not all.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:55 PM

View Postpallidin, on 03 June 2013 - 05:54 PM, said:

The article talks about one of it's potential uses in nursing homes housing dementia patients, which can "wander-off"
Ok, that seems fine. Happened to a friends mother as a matter of fact. Thankfully the police found her.

But for the rest it sure seems invasive, except for certain locations, but definitely not all.

Isn't that what the RFID chip was used for? Alzheimer patients?

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

Awesome yet invasive...


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:25 AM

Twas only a few days ago I was talking about strapping in for the ride.
Week by week, demolition man here we come :P


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:19 PM

That's totally interesting, though it's spooky at the same time...





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