This post is going to be nothing like any other post, because it’s going to be about the video frame at the 650th second of the movie Inception.
Here follows the text of the document taken from http://www.utrc2.org/research/projects.php?viewid=155 marked up to correspond with the appearance of the document in Inception. The second part of the document in the frame does not appear to be from the same source and I’ve encountered difficulty in locating the source of that part of the document. The visible differences between the source document and the image from Inception are in bold while the redacted contents are in strikeout. The newlines are approximately where they are in the visible document.
January 2007 we have begun to develop and evaluate a cost
and space effective sensing assembly which will leverage our
past and future hydrocarbon sensor development efforts funded
by the NYS-DOT. The UTRC funded program is developing and
evaluating the proof of conceptfor a portable and cost effective
hydrocarbon sensor based on a compact opticalspectrometer which
monitors the changes in photoluminescence of arrays of
hydrocarbon sensitive quantum dots (QDs).
program we have recently demonstrated the ability to detect
xylenes at 50ppm concentration levels. While this is a very
promising result given the cost effective hardware that is
being used in this program, this detection limit needs to
be reduced to 100ppb levels for this device to have a range
of environmental applications. Therefore, we propose to
expand this program to include the following new
initiatives during the 2007-08 program:
1)Investigation of QD based materials with
sensitivity through the use of resonantenergy
transfer sensing mechanisms,
2)Deposition of QD arrays to increase the sensing
dynamic range to ppb to % level concentrations,
3)Optimization of 6 element arrays for
increased selectivity, and
4)Implementation of the pattern recognition software
selected during the 2006-07 program.
And so the question is: Is there a specific reason that the secret document was of hydrocarbon detection? What does this have to do with the movie? Is there any significance of the redacted text?