130506-b.jpgAccenture launched the idea of having a Persuasive mirror which shows you how you look in the future. The future images are compiled using a few cameras which are planted all over your home and these cameras constantly snap pictures of you eating, smoking, exercise etc. The photos gathered from these cameras are then analyzed using computer algorithm's on how your future face will look like, so if you are prone to a lot of sun, then you will see a lot of wrinkles, yellow teeth if you smoke etc etc.

The main goal of this project is to evaluate if such computerized persuasion can help people reach their personal goals, for example leading a healthier lifestyle like regular exercise or quitting smoking. The Persuasive Mirror aims at helping people by “using one’s reflection to improve lifestyle.”

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