posted on May, 22 2013 @ 12:57 AM
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,
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.
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).
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.
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...
edit on 22-5-2013 by daaskapital because: (no reason given)