Step 3: Profit?
By Jess Colwill on September 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm
When was the last time you heard the term ‘biometrics’ outside of an episode of Star Trek or video game? Unless you’re in the industry for that sort of thing, it’s not the sort of thing many of us would connect with everyday life. But a patent that Sony filed back in May could potentially change that, describing fingerprint sensors that would pick up on a user’s biometric data.
The sensors would identify the user while they had their mitts all over one of Sony’s phones, keyboards or gaming controllers, and, the patent continues, use it to automatically generate context-sensitive content for the user it has identified.
What do you think? Totally convenient, or Big Brother taking always-on DRM to the next level?