Worldcoin Crypto Eyeball Scanner Prototype Orb?

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Saw the news circulate today about a Worldcoin Crypto Eyeball Scanner

With Worldcoin, the startup promises “a new global digital currency that will launch by giving a share to every single person on earth,” according to an online job description. The company aims to help economies transition to cryptocurrencies “through a novel approach: a dedicated hardware device ensuring both humanness and uniqueness of everybody signing up, while maintaining their privacy and the overall transparency of a permissionless blockchain.”

The device is a silver-colored spherical gizmo the size of a basketball that can be carried around and used to scan people’s irises in order to ascertain their unique identities, Blania said. Worldcoin has already started testing the orb on a small scale in various cities, he said. The Worldcoin currency itself is not yet ready for distribution, so the company is currently offering volunteers other types of digital coins, mostly Bitcoin, in exchange for scanning their eyes and giving feedback on the process.

The company has fewer than 20 prototypes in circulation around the world, Blania said. A prototype orb costs about $5,000 to make, but the price will decline steeply as the company refines the process, he said

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There are no photos of the device, so I’m going to speculate as to what it looks like with the clip above, and a few others… Minority Report Eye Scan On The Way. Looking forward to the iFixit Worldcoin Crypto Eyeball Scanner Prototype Orb teardown.

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On eBay the Minority Report prop is available for about $1,250.

Looked around and I’m not sure what they are using yet, there are some from IrisAccess … would be interesting if Worldcoin did an open-source hardware version so folks can see what it’s doing, etc.

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What I imagine it looks like is this keyboard sphere


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