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8/5/2014
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Eavesdropping On A New Level

MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe research team demonstrate how to capture sound using video images of objects. Yes, plants will parrot what you say with more fidelity than parrots, under the right conditions.
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Betrayed by a plant? 
A recent Nature documentary, 'What Plants Talk About,' explored plant communication. But plants will parrot what you say with more fidelity than parrots, if filmed under the right circumstances while exposed to sounds equivalent to an actor speaking on a stage or louder.

Betrayed by a plant?

A recent Nature documentary, "What Plants Talk About," explored plant communication. But plants will parrot what you say with more fidelity than parrots, if filmed under the right circumstances while exposed to sounds equivalent to an actor speaking on a stage or louder.

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David F. Carr
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8/5/2014 | 11:35:30 AM
Practical, non-evil applications?
What did the researchers say motivated them to undertake this project? Are they trying to reverse engineer things likely already used by spy agencies? Or is there a commercial application?

I imagine a video system peering through the windows of passing cars to see what the driver and passengers are talking about, then triggering billboard displays with adwords-style promotions driven by keywords. A step beyond Minority Report?
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