As a sign of how fast things are moving now… when I first drafted this story, 10+ years ago, I thought I was pushing my luck having a computer identify an image by just holding a page in front of a lens – but that has come to pass with Google Lens – an A.I. app doing exactly that. 
Which hopefully should make others wonder – what else in this story shall also soon come to pass? (and why this may be a project/body of work worthy of investment?)