And you thought Google Glasses were creepy? The few details that were revealed this past week about the new Xbox One will jump start the search for John Connor to save us all from a Skynet meltdown.
Microsoft unveiled a sneak peek to the Xbox One, the entertainment console and all-in-one solution for playing games, watching TV and doing everything in between.
The one detail that has always been mind blowing – or mind melting – is Xbox's camera-based Kinect system. The eye scan and face recognition system is too creepy for most old school gamers who still spend hours shifting Tetris blocks or guide long Adrian Peterson runs on Madden. The Xbox One only improves this technology highlighting motion and voice detection, including the ability to recognize smiling or frowning faces to read your mood to gauging your heart rate to make sure you don’t have a heart attack while you turn white in fear that a computer can read your inner emotions.
Also rumored to be included is voice detection, a 60-degree field of view and a crystal clear 1080p video that can detect up to seven people in the room.
I know part of the new generation of gaming is all about connectivity, sharing and the focus of interactive play. But when you have a machine from Microsoft reading your heart rate and understanding your emotions to play a video game. What is next?
Call me old school, but I rather stick with the hit stick while I pretend the Golden Gophers have a successful football program and maybe on a slow weekend break out the Tanooki Suit and have Mario dodge some flying mushrooms. I know my video game actions will not break out a robot World War. Can you say the same for the new Xbox One? Just in case, some one should track down Sarah Conner’s storage locker.