15 Terrifying Technology Patents That Gave Us Knots In Our Stomachs
MoviePass is at it again, this time with a new twist that will have you keeping your eyes on the screen. If you want to use the digital currency earned by watching ads on their upcoming app to "buy" movies, you'll have to make sure MoviePass detects that you're actually paying attention. The eye-tracking software will pause if it doesn't detect your gaze fixed on the movie. And Amazon Ring wants in on the future of home security with facial recognition technology that would scan visitors for irises, skin texture and more before letting them in. If anyone deemed "suspicious" showed up, homeowners would be alerted or all doors in the house locked automatically. Disney, on the other hand, is working towards creating personalized experiences for visitors by way of virtual simulations displayed through custom images according to tracking devices worn by guests in their venues--a concept first imagined in 2006 by George Saunders' satirical fiction story entitled "My Flamboyant Grandson."