Posted: 3 February, 2015 by Sohan Judge

Ever Judged A Book By Its Cover? This Book Will Judge You Back

Revenge of the books.

Tags: book, judge, facial recognition

We’ve all judged a book by its cover before… but now there’s a book that will judge you back.


A book ‘jacket’ has been created by digital entrepreneurs – and it only opens when you show no judgement. 

The jacket has an integrated camera and facial recognition system that scans your face and only unlocks the book when your expression is completely neutral.

So what is a ‘neutral’ expression? Something that isn’t over excited or sceptical.

Thijs Biersteker, the creator, said "My aim was to create a book cover that is human and approachable hi-tech… If your expression is neutral (no judgment) the system will send an audio pulse and the book will unlock itself. I often worry about my scepticism and judgement getting in the way of my amazement. Judgment should never hinder the relentless enthusiasm of seeing things for the first time."

This book cover won't open for judgmental readers

Tags: book, judge, facial recognition

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