Face your friends! Face your foes! Face your fantasies! Face your fears! vivID is a Google Cardboard virtual reality headset for identifying those in your life you love most, least, or perhaps not at all. Users enter profile information into a web interface, and lambdal facial recognition allows vivID to identify them in real life... so you don't have to.

Imagine your first day on the job. You don't know any of these guys called coworkers, and there's literally dozens of them. Exhibit A (sans vivID): Coworker #45: Hey Bill! Welcome to your new job! You: Hello... Johnson? Or is it Fred? ...Jeremy? Coworker #45: Wow, so rude.

Exhibit B (with vivID): Coworker #45: Hey Bill! Welcome to your new job! You: Hey Mike! My vivID says your spirit animal is a penguin, that's mine too! We have so much in common! Coworker #45: Yeah man! You're pretty cool!

Users being identified receive a gentle "Yo" notification. We like to think of it as an award for participating in such a fantastic and limitless experiment.

The possibilities are endless.

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