Google Patents Data Mining Cameras in Bedroom and Listening Devices in Homes

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by cageymaru, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard|News

    Messages:
    19,137
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2003
    Google has created new, exciting patents to eavesdrop on your home environment. One patent will scan your home and identify items in your home. So if you have a shirt from a favorite artist in your closet, it will recommend tickets to see them live. It can scan your closet to learn your taste in clothing. By combining that with scans of electronic devices in the home, and audio signatures to determine gender, Google will be able to determine your income and make shopping recommendations based on your economic status.

    The system will be able to determine foul language spoken or the entering of restricted areas by children and alert parents of the behavior. It will be able to enforce lights off and ensure that children that are grounded adhere to the rules. The system will also be able to detect the quantity, type, location, description of invasive pests such as bedbugs, termites, roaches, rodents, etc in your home; create an audio and visual signature and fingerprint of your infestation, for the purpose of warning other homeowners of specific problems in the neighborhood. It will also create a signature for the toilet flushing to determine water usage. If a 15 year old male walks into a room carrying a ball and wearing a jersey, the system will suggest a NBA basketball game on TV of the team that the child is wearing. Everything is possible!

    According to an embodiment, a device is positioned proximate to the occupant's bed, such as on an adjacent nightstand, and collects data as the occupant sleeps using noise sensors, motion sensors (e.g., ultrasonic, IR, and optical), etc. Data may be obtained by the other smart devices in the room as well. Such data may include the occupant's breathing patterns, heart rate, movement, etc. Inferences are made based on this data in combination with data that indicates when the occupant actually wakes up. For example, if--on a regular basis--the occupant's heart rate, breathing, and moving all increase by 5% to 10%, twenty to thirty minutes before the occupant wakes up each morning, then predictions can be made regarding when the occupant is going to wake.
     
  2. Meeho

    Meeho [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    4,247
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
  3. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,669
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    I just can't anymore....
     
    D-Money, Darth Kyrie, N4CR and 19 others like this.
  4. Emission

    Emission [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    4,143
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Google: Powering a dystopian future near you!
     
    D-Money, PaulP, Darth Kyrie and 14 others like this.
  5. cyberguyz

    cyberguyz Gawd

    Messages:
    713
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2014
    That's not creepy. Not at all...
     
    PaulP, Darth Kyrie, N4CR and 13 others like this.
  6. triwolf

    triwolf Gawd

    Messages:
    721
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Anyone that thinks all that data won't end up in the wrong hands is a fool who deserves what they get.
     
    PaulP, Darth Kyrie, Bcc335 and 17 others like this.
  7. Chebsy

    Chebsy Gawd

    Messages:
    535
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    I was just going to say the same !! But now I think this is just a wind up. Is there such a thing as November fools day ??
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2018
    AceGoober likes this.
  8. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,760
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2013
    Why don't we just give our house keys to all mega corporation and the government already. They are basically in our house anyway at this point.
     
  9. dgz

    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    4,983
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    The wrong hands are collecting this information. Google is pure evil
     
    Liver, Bcc335, Willypants and 5 others like this.
  10. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

    Messages:
    27,359
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2000
  11. freeloader1969

    freeloader1969 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,245
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    They're only in your home if you allow it. :)

    NO.
     
    Darth Kyrie, N4CR, Willypants and 6 others like this.
  12. triwolf

    triwolf Gawd

    Messages:
    721
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    It's all in their plan, have everyone stacked in high rises that drive people crazy with no privacy and constant surveillance, they had called it agenda21, but they don't think they can get it done by then, so they changed it to 2030. Fight it or be ready to live it.
     
    Madoc and James21 like this.
  13. Sonicks

    Sonicks [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,416
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Shit...at some point they'll figure out how to get your home "assistant" to whisper coded messages to you at night so you can dream ads and wake up feeling like your current life is inadequate unless you buy more stuff.

    Well, it's not a surprise given how they decided to drop their "Don't be evil" stance some time back.
     
    Darth Kyrie, mikeo, Madoc and 3 others like this.
  14. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    137
    Joined:
    May 17, 2018
    Well people go pay Amazon to get the house bugged so it's not surprising. People will probably love this shit too.
     
    PaulP, Darth Kyrie, GSDragoon and 3 others like this.
  15. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,760
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2013
    Do you carry your smart phone into your house?
     
    D-Money, N4CR, zehoo and 1 other person like this.
  16. triwolf

    triwolf Gawd

    Messages:
    721
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Really dumb, giving up privacy for convenience. The people with no ability to reason are easy to fool. Problem is when they are the majority we are all screwed.
     
    Madoc likes this.
  17. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    8,952
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Google, leveraging your data for our gain.
     
  18. AtomClock

    AtomClock [H]Lite

    Messages:
    94
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Google... The leading producer of pornography!!!
     
  19. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    8,952
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    While I agree that it's a good source of data, there is a difference between the phone and this.
     
    PaulP likes this.
  20. triwolf

    triwolf Gawd

    Messages:
    721
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    So make sure to destroy evil, it is the right thing to do after all.
     
  21. clockdogg

    clockdogg Gawd

    Messages:
    814
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    FTFY
     
    PaulP likes this.
  22. Mike89

    Mike89 Gawd

    Messages:
    704
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Oh great. Next it will monitor your farts and send them to tweet. Would enhance the smell that is already there.
     
  23. AceGoober

    AceGoober Live! Laug[H]! Overclock!

    Messages:
    21,265
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    What next? You and the SO going at it in the bedroom and suddenly hear recommendations for adult sex assistant products?

    Google Device: "We recommend buying XXX device to give her a fulfilled fealing." :facepalm:
     
    Darth Kyrie and cageymaru like this.
  24. SomeoneElse

    SomeoneElse [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,683
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    Modern day slavery I guess. Here buy our crap so we can turn you into a money printing license.....and your your life against you, and you WILL LIKE IT!
     
    Madoc likes this.
  25. purple_monster

    purple_monster Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    327
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2018
    this isnt even necessary, i bet we are 5 years away from google home integration with your phone openly admitted to be listening to you 24/7.
     
    N4CR and Denjoy like this.
  26. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,669
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    No no no! They are patenting it so that they can prevent other companies from creating such evil devices. Google is protecting us. #notallheroswearcapes
     
    Patton187 and cageymaru like this.
  27. triwolf

    triwolf Gawd

    Messages:
    721
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    You'd be surprised at the insane logic in this world, and when you attempt to show just how imbecile people's behavior is, usually they become hostile. Some idiots in the world like people who have spent time in jail better than college educated folks. Stupid logic makes us all stupider.
     
  28. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,760
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2013
    Seems like it is. I remeber talking about getting new redwing boots with a co-worker. I had my phone laying on my desk while having that conversation. I got home and went on my computer and had a bunch of ads for redwing boots. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but fuck man it is creepy.
     
    Darth Kyrie and GoldenTiger like this.
  29. DrBorg

    DrBorg Gawd

    Messages:
    566
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Hey, this will probably lead to a whole new class of Porn stars; "discovered by google!"

    :)

    I'm the guy that puts tape over the camera on my laptop; after I saw the director of the CIA doing it.
     
    PaulP likes this.
  30. blandead

    blandead Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    202
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Uninstall / disable Facebook and Google+

    Also opt out of all Google advertisements
     
    PaulP likes this.
  31. Biznatch

    Biznatch 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,152
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Sounds like it's time for me to patent some kind of wearable tech that blocks these devices from being able to mine the data. Have it bombard the area with random IR/Ultrasonic/audio blasts to confuse the sensors and make the data gathered useless......
     
    Darth Kyrie and N4CR like this.
  32. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,459
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    This consumer society we've built is hitting the ceiling. Like really, if someone was a big fan of a band, you think they wouldn't already be buying tickets?
     
    N4CR likes this.
  33. PeaKr

    PeaKr Gawd

    Messages:
    675
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
  34. modi123

    modi123 [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    4,964
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Obviously the issue is the Simpsons did it, and we just really need to stop the Simpsons for coming up with this future horror tech!

    Treehouse of Horror 12? Ultrahouse 3000.
    latest?cb=20130913213323.jpg
     
  35. brentsg

    brentsg [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,670
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2003
  36. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    8,952
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

    HAHA!

    Ha... hahahah... haha... ha..





    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!
     
    DrBorg and cageymaru like this.
  37. pcgeekesq

    pcgeekesq [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,445
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Dear Google Data Source:

    Our audio and movement data indicates that you sex partner is not enjoying themselves as much as they should.
    Please see this fine line of erotic accessories and lotions, available new and used on Ebay.

    Sincerely,

    Your friend Google.
     
  38. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard|News

    Messages:
    19,137
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2003
    For anyone that thinks I made stuff up. :)

    Open the patent. Notice that the patent is straight from Google's website.
    https://patents.google.com/patent/US20160260135A1/

    Hit CRTL + F to open the search box at the top of the screen.

    Type in the words:

    sleep
    pest
    shirt
    child
    gender
    class
    cloth
    toilet
    termite

    I didn't touch on 1/10 of the stuff they can track in my post. :) Everyone should read it!
     
  39. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    8,952
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    That's a nasty mixture. I really don't want to think about pests and sex at the same time. Yuck!
     
    Darth Kyrie and cageymaru like this.
  40. DrBorg

    DrBorg Gawd

    Messages:
    566
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Guys, you won't believe this but this was all predicted in Sci-Fi a long time ago, by some of the greats, Frederic Pohl, Cyril Kornbluth and their peers.

    Search Addmass society, it was a concept long ago.

    "Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it."

    If I continue this poat, making analogies, I'll just get banned again.

    THINK.
     
    Darth Kyrie likes this.