posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 07:14 PM
I recently upgraded my phone to a Samsung Galaxy S4.
Upon doing so I noticed a few somewhat unsettling "features" my phone is equipped with.
First, it tracks your head movements to turn off video if you're not looking at your phone. Most likely this is tracked from the camera, since a
person's head would most likely be at least a foot away from the screen.
Next, it will mute media if you place your palm over the screen, an option I learned about from the phone, which is kind of cool if you're watching
something and get interrupted, and want to silence it easily.
But the most creepy part is next...
where your finger is over the screen. Not over the camera, I've blocked the camera lens with my other hand
while hovering my finger over every part of the screen at varying distances, and it can still track it perfectly.
The screen of the phone can actually SEE what is in the physical space in front of it.
It is not known how far out it can sense, if it can create a three dimensional model of the room it is in, or if it can be activated remotely by apps
or pre-installed software for other purposes.
If you simply think about how to extend the technology even a little you can easily see how these would be valid concerns.
Zero contact: Galaxy S 4 senses your gaze
and hovering finger
Samsung didn't explain the hard tech behind these interesting new features...
edit on 1-9-2013 by Operations because: (no reason given)