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Intel CTO Says Future Phones Will Sense Your Mood 127

An anonymous reader writes "Ultra-smartphones that react to your moods and televisions that can tell it's you who's watching are in your future as Intel Corp's top technology guru sets his sights on context-aware computing. Chief technology officer Justin Rattner stuffed sensors down his socks at the annual Intel Develop Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday to demonstrate how personal devices will one day offer advice that goes way beyond local restaurants and new songs to download. 'How can we change the relationship so we think of these devices not as devices but as assistants or even companions?' he asked."
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Intel CTO Says Future Phones Will Sense Your Mood

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  • Mmmm, yeah (Score:3, Informative)

    by BonquiquiShiquavius ( 1598579 ) on Wednesday September 15, 2010 @10:12PM (#33595646) Journal
    Do not want!
  • by gman003 ( 1693318 ) on Wednesday September 15, 2010 @10:47PM (#33595882)
    The good thing about computers is that they respond to the same input identically. If you do X one day, it will do the same thing when you press X tomorrow.

    Part of this is that the input is knowable. I can tell that I just pressed "d", or that I just moved the mouse 2.1 inches to the left, and I can tell by experience what that's going to do. Once you factor in things humans don't naturally know, like heart rate or blood pressure, you get a useless input device, as far as interaction goes. The only uses I can think of are highly-targeted advertisements, health/stress apps, and maybe gaming, since Valve is researching this idea as well, for much different reasons.
  • Re:Meego related? (Score:2, Informative)

    by aliquis ( 678370 ) <dospam@gmail.com> on Wednesday September 15, 2010 @11:40PM (#33596168) Homepage

    No. You know what is actually related to MeeGo? Vaporware.


    Maemo on old N900: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYnx0PUX7Do [youtube.com]
    Intel & Nokia MeeGo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpUvGMGTDuQ [youtube.com]
    Computex invitation for some MeeGo stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8sGtLPYA4w [youtube.com]
    MeeGo most likely running on a tablet / atom(?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy6FKpzEDoc [youtube.com]
    Similar video, shitty quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvHULJ864rM [youtube.com]
    Engadget video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOs3Zoq8iL8 [youtube.com]

    I doubt it will happen / most likely is impossible to happen but it would had been sweet if Nokia was willing to share the whole source tree for their phones for whatever tweaks and hacks anyone wanted to bring to it. Or atleast somehow split the "internal" apps somewhere with the public source code and used unsigned firmwares so you could upgrade the OS and still run the applications which the phone shipped with or something such.

    Doubt that will ever happen but it's what I want =P. I won't buy a 600 euro Android phones which may eventually not get any software upgrades :D. If they don't want to sell phones to me then fine, my Sony-Ericsson Z300 and hackintosh works to.

    Was a lot more brands in those videos than I would had assumed. Wonder if we will see the apps over in KDE or that people will install MeeGo on their regular computers/tablets/... to. Time will tell.

  • Re:Give it a chance (Score:2, Informative)

    by LongearedBat ( 1665481 ) on Thursday September 16, 2010 @12:49AM (#33596534)
    The summary being... "New features are good, as long as the user can control their use."

    Could someone please mod both parent and grand-parent up, please? They're both good points and I have no mod points.
  • Re:Give it a chance (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 16, 2010 @01:58AM (#33596810)

    For example, whenever I remove the key from my car's ignition, the driver's seat moves back automatically (presumably to make it easier for an obese person to get in and out.) The "feature" annoys the crap out of me, and it became even more irritating when I once had stuff stowed behind that seat, which the seat proceeded to crush. I've tried to disable it, but it doesn't appear to be optional.

    Just curious, what kind of car is it? This feature can almost always be disabled. On my GM pickup, I believe it was called "easy exit", and was configurable from the "driver information center" settings button.

    Just trying to help... I completely agree with what you've said though. :)

  • by rainmouse ( 1784278 ) on Thursday September 16, 2010 @07:19AM (#33597894)
    To quote the article "Future devices will constantly learn about who you are, how you live, work and play."
    what they forget to add is that "Future devices will then sell all this information on to marketing firms, government agencies and your future employers."
    Already my phone beams commercials to me because I want to use, for example the camera flash as a light, something that was until recently a standard addition function of almost every phone.

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