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The Newly Announced Xbox One can recognise your voice, facial features. Is Always Listening to You.

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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 12:57 AM
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The Newly Announced Xbox One can recognise your voice, facial features. Is Always Listening to You.



That is right people. The newly announced Xbox One will require their device, the new Kinect in order to operate effectively. In fact, the Kinect is a core feature of the new Xbox, being required to perform simple objectives such as:


...turn on your entire entertainment system and switch between games, movies, web browsing and live television at a moment's notice. Just say "Xbox On" to turn on the console, even when it's off, and the Kinect will recognize you, automatically sign you in, and give you hands-free control over your entertainment experience. Say "Go to TV" or "Go to Internet Explorer" and you're there, or spread your hands in particular gestures while the Kinect depth camera is watching and you can grab items on the screen, or snap them side by side. It's also obviously the camera you'll be using for new group video calls with Skype.

The new Kinect has a wide-angle 1080p HD depth camera that captures RGB color video at 30 frames per second, and Microsoft says it's more sensitive and powerful than ever before: it uses time-of-flight technology to send out light and measure the amount of time it takes to return, and it can work even in a completely dark room. Microsoft says it can detect slight rotations in your wrist or shoulder, and Microsoft claims it can even read your heartbeat while you're exercising. "This is rocket science level stuff," says Xbox's Marc Whitten.


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Think that's problematic? Read on:


From a recognition perspective, the new Kinect detects numerous new portions of your skeleton, analyzes the weight you put on each limb, the speed of your movement, and the precise angle of your hands. It captures and displays in 1080p, can track six people at a time and tracks their moods via facial recognition, while understanding the depth of your room so thoroughly as to show the wrinkles in your shirt. Allegedly, and I don't know how much I believe this is accurate, the hue of your face will communicate to Kinect your heart rate.

Kinect can even detect you perfectly in complete darkness (which is as impractical as it is impressive).


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Further, the Xbox One will always be listening, even when it is switched off:


Even when the console's turned off, users can simply say "Xbox On" to power up — which means the new Kinect will be listening to you in your living room at all times.


www.theverge.com...

And while Microsoft ensures that the Xbox will not record your conversations, or even listen in on anything other than the statement, "Xbox on," i still find this pretty creepy to be honest. Especially considering that the device could be hacked if the console is connected to the internet, providing a whole range of problems.

I think i will stick with the PlayStation...
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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 01:11 AM
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Interesting post... Another pointless, personal fantasy gadget to subvert the Sheeple from real life. all part of a bigger corporate plan to ensure conformity and compliance...you will be assimilated in to the electronic collective...and enjoy the experience !



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 01:16 AM
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A nice game of Pong anyone? Or we can stick to chess. No, not online chess, the real thing, with a physical board and playpieces. What? No. You have to pick up each piece to move it. With what? Your hands. And move them. Yes, it is real, I'm not making it up. It's called chess. What? OK, Pong it is.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 01:19 AM
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I have a feeling I'll be playing old games all my life, I can't deal with this always online thing, surveillance cameras and instant voice recognition.

It's ok in Star Trek because humans moved away from money and power but our world is just too damn crazy to comply with the constant infiltration of corporations in our lifestyle.

I'm probably talking $ht, but somethings just don't feel right.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 01:24 AM
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Further, the Xbox One will always be listening, even when it is switched off


No thanks, I'm going to pass on this system. I already worry about people spying on me with my computer.

Plus I never really understood the idea of moving around and 'simulating' playing the video game. If I want to play soccer or football or bowl or whatever I'll go outside and play the game.

When I play video games I want to sit on my ass, relax with the game controller and a beer and play the video game. I don't want to have to stand up and jump around. (too much work.)



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 01:26 AM
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Chess ? ....Is that the difficult game with a board with 64 squares and 32 pieces ?

You mean...I have to....actually....think ahead.? ...Oh no !

( Actually I love chess, not the best player, but it is a winter months interest of mine...)



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 01:44 AM
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Wow.. talk about paronoid.. maybe too much time is spent here by some. Its simple really, turn it off by the mains when your not using it! And when you are they will only "watch" you playing video games..
Your already being "spied on" in every facet of your life and you put your thoughts, feelings and intentions out into the public domain.. its ironic really the nature of this site and its content and what people actually reveal about themselves here...



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 01:54 AM
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Originally posted by misscurious
Wow.. talk about paronoid.. maybe too much time is spent here by some. Its simple really, turn it off by the mains when your not using it! And when you are they will only "watch" you playing video games..
Your already being "spied on" in every facet of your life and you put your thoughts, feelings and intentions out into the public domain.. its ironic really the nature of this site and its content and what people actually reveal about themselves here...


Um...you don't have a problem with a multi-billion dollar organisation such as Microsoft utilising a device which has many privacy issues?

The new Kinect can detect your voice, it knows what you look like. It can analyse the room of which the console is placed in. It can detect a lot of things.

Further, Microsoft was actually planning on using the original Kinect to sell data of consumers (looks, interests etc) to companies for profit. That already indicates that the Kinect is a device able to record individuals for the sole purpose of selling consumer information.

Another possibility. What if the Xbox was hacked? A hacker would have a lot of information at their fingertips...they would be able to watch and listen to you.

I'd rather be 'paranoid' as you say, than subject myself to a device such as the Kinect.
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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:02 AM
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Originally posted by misscurious
Your already being "spied on" in every facet of your life and you put your thoughts, feelings and intentions out into the public domain.. its ironic really the nature of this site and its content and what people actually reveal about themselves here...


Not to mention you'd be essentially hiding in plain sight since there millions of other people using the same platforms. And a significant portion of that population can be assumed to be morally questionable so they will presumably take up the "spying" resources while you aren't even looked over with a second glance.

Unless you really do have something to hide?



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:07 AM
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LOL! I put that in all caps because I mean it.

You are being tracked everywhere you go, everything you do. You know those grocery store cards/keyrings you have? They are tracking you. Every debit card/credit card purchase is tracked. Every check you write, tracked. Everything you write on facebook, twitter or email is tracked.

What exactly are you doing in your living room that would make you paranoid of being tracked? If you're holding al qeada conventions in your living room just unplug it.

Or are you just living in a state of fear?



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:09 AM
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A star for you ins't enough.

Spot on mate.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:14 AM
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I understand that civilians are tracked in everyday life by the government, and for obvious/important reasons. But the Kinect brings identifying individuals to a new level.

As i have already pointed out, the Xbox can very well be a victim of a hack, thus resulting in a lot of consumer information going down the drain. What if hackers gain control of your system? They will know, what you look like, what you sound like. They will be able to record you, both visually and otherwise. They will have a lot of your personal information.

It is not only Microsoft you need to worry about...



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:15 AM
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Originally posted by daaskapital


Further, Microsoft was actually planning on using the original Kinect to sell data of consumers (looks, interests etc) to companies for profit. That already indicates that the Kinect is a device able to record individuals for the sole purpose of selling consumer information.

Another possibility. What if the Xbox was hacked? A hacker would have a lot of information at their fingertips...they would be able to watch and listen to you.

I'd rather be 'paranoid' as you say, than subject myself to a device such as the Kinect.
edit on 22-5-2013 by daaskapital because: (no reason given)


it actually takes pictures of you too and puts them on the hard drive (the original one does that) I would not put it past microsoft to actually go through with that too on this generation of consoles. My concern about the xbox is that I am hearing that the xbox must be connected to the internet about every 22 hours or else you cannot play games.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:22 AM
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Originally posted by misscurious
Wow.. talk about paronoid.. maybe too much time is spent here by some. Its simple really, turn it off by the mains when your not using it! And when you are they will only "watch" you playing video games..
Your already being "spied on" in every facet of your life and you put your thoughts, feelings and intentions out into the public domain.. its ironic really the nature of this site and its content and what people actually reveal about themselves here...


Nothing wrong with being educated to prevent it from happening more.

I stand with you but not in the same sense. I dont agree with the "so what.. everything else does it" attitude. That's just dumb. But I do agree it happens in everything these days. Doesnt make it right to keep letting it happen or letting other stay in the dark about it.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:34 AM
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Dear dasskapital,

F & S. The media talked about how the new X-Box would need to always be "online". Most people took this to mean have a connection to the internet. They are now announcing how it is not always "online"; but, as you pointed out, it is always online in the sense that it is never off. It can also always go online by it's own volition. They haven't talked about that much; but, the articles did say that it will assume you might want a game and download it for you without interrupting the game you are playing.

The thing to look for in new technologies, in my opinion, is the most telling in it's security measures. My Galaxy S3 (issued to me by my organization even though I didn't want it) will not turn on unless it recognizes my face (a security setting it has). I assume that I could have more than one profile, that I could make it so that one of my kids could also be recognized and turn it on; but, I haven't checked. Let us assume that like any computer administrator that I can set different limits for different users. Maybe I can set it so that if it recognizes my children that they are limited in what programs they can access, no porn for my kids. Would that be acceptable?

The security limits are what will restrict our growth in the future and yet, there must be limitations. What if there was a technology that could pause texts or comments on the internet until they were screened to prevent bullying or pedophiles from "chatting" or "Texting" with your 9 year old, would you be okay with that? I am in no way assuming your answer, it is more of a question of where this technology is really heading and whether or not we will be okay with it.

I am absolutely in agreement with your asking these questions and believe they are critical to the world that we are creating. My question is are there any circumstances where you would require this technology to be used. It is called a slippery slope in law. I personally am afraid that we will require this technology to be used on "bad people" because eventually it becomes everyone.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:48 AM
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Originally posted by MrJohnSmith
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Interesting post... Another pointless, personal fantasy gadget to subvert the Sheeple from real life. all part of a bigger corporate plan to ensure conformity and compliance...you will be assimilated in to the electronic collective...and enjoy the experience !


Posted via the internet using a quill and ink.

rite?



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 03:35 AM
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Well here we go another thread that hints at big brother and already comments showing the usual paranoia , just because it can hear your voice to switch on doesn't mean its actually on line at the time it's like you TV on standby waiting for you to press the remote to fully switch on.

If people really are that worried why are you even on the internet posting on here



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 03:39 AM
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Unless you unplug the console when you're not using it... job done.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 04:06 AM
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Xbox One requires Kinect to be connected to use the system. I wonder if it will give an error if it doesn't detect any movement in a room or doesn't hear anything. Will it talk to us like the sensory turrets in Portal game "Hello, anyone there".



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 04:16 AM
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Even from the perspective of a gamer this new xbox looks rubbish, I hate the way Microsoft are shoving this “Kinect” crap onto gamers for the most part Kinect games are rubbish and most I have yet to meet anyone who actually likes them. Try playing a FPS with Kinect, really its awful and this “always on line” stuff is just as bad I hate that whole idea.

So bye bye Xbox, hello PlayStation!

The Xbox one even looks crap, its like a old 1980’s VCR.

the only thing i will miss is Halo but even at that Halo 4 was awful so i can live without the next two games.





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