Selfies at 1 trillion frames per second

Using technology previously reserved for photographing light traveling through a Coke bottle, researchers at M.I.T. have announced the new Selfie Cam, which will take one trillion selfies per second and automatically upload them to Facebook.

According to M.I.T Professor Ramesh Raskar, “It is important to preserve every femtosecond of our existence. After all, once that femtosecond is gone we will never get it back.” Calculations at M.I.T., indicate that in just 12 seconds, the Selfie Cam will consume Facebook’s entire data storage capacity, requiring a new data center every three seconds. At press time, Facebook was reportedly developing plans to attach 1 trillion adds per second to the new self portraits.

Space selfie taken by astronaut Akihiko Hoshide

Space selfie taken by astronaut Akihiko Hoshide

For more information on this exciting technique, see Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second  or Trillion-frame-per-second video.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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2 Responses to Selfies at 1 trillion frames per second

  1. Cheryl Yates says:

    Wow! Technology continues to boggle my mind. I still have a stupid phone so these articles are way beyond my comprehension. However, it is an Interesting read. Thanks for the info.

  2. Pingback: New camera shoots 4.4 trillion selfies per second | All About Images Blog

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