Sony wants your phone to shoot continuous selfies
posted by Alan F. / Jul 04, 2015, 12:56 PM
Users will be able to call up happy selfies or sad selfies. Images with little emotion, or pictures where the software is unable to determine the proper emotion, are tossed . A timeline based on emotional responses to events can be created.
When Sony says that the selfies are snapped continuously, they weren't kidding. The program continues to shoot away, even when you're sleeping. That can actually help you discover the reason why you are not awakening every morning feeling refreshed and alert.
The patent was filed globally with WIPO and was originally submitted on Christmas Eve 2013, just as the selfie craze was beginning to take off. This could end up as one of those ideas that sounds good and even looks good on paper, but could be derailed by issues pertaining to privacy rights and other legal questions.
source: Patentscope via VentureBeat, MobileSyrup
Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012
Talk about something that no one asked for and no one wants...
posted on Jul 04, 2015, 1:07 PM 4
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But, what if you have a really bad week, where nothing goes your way. You're looking for something to cheer you up, anything really. Then, suddenly you remember! Your Xperia smartphone has been snapping photos of your face for months now, even before you had this bad week. So, you look back at a happier time, when your face wasn't all sad and depressing? "Huh, that's what I looked like when I was happy... Alright! Thanks Sony!"
posted on Jul 04, 2015, 1:20 PM 6
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Yes I forgot that to be revolutionary it has to be from Apple or Samsung
posted on Jul 04, 2015, 4:10 PM 5
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Some parts of this concept could be cool. However, we have battery and security concerns aswell.
posted on Jul 04, 2015, 1:44 PM 2
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With those auto selfies, the phone should be built with a 500GB internal storage to accommodate those constant photos...
posted on Jul 04, 2015, 3:58 PM 0
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Sony are really wasting resources in things that won't bring them any success. What about redirecting part of these developers into trying to build better algorithms for their camera quality? Or faster updates? They're wasting their time trying to build an app ecosystem for which no one will care about. I think they are not in touch with what the average customer wants.
posted on Jul 04, 2015, 5:09 PM 0
This is impossible right now with current devices! If we assume shoting continious selfies is equal to shoting one picture per second, this mean 86400 picture per day and if we again assume that each picture is about 500 kb at last we should pay for 40 gigabyte of internet for each day! What a mess!
posted on Jul 04, 2015, 5:55 PM 0
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No one said anything about a photo every second and the average front facing cam is less than 2mp. Using less 1Mb a day is very achievable especially when you simply set to sync only on wifi.
posted on Jul 04, 2015, 6:41 PM 1
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