A recently discovered Sony patent, filed in May 2012, shows that the company may be interested in using fingerprint sensors that would read users biometric data on products such as phones, keyboards and gaming controllers.
Part of the patent reads, "A user of a device may be uniquely identified using a metric that is contingent upon the user using the device for its intended purpose without the user having to perform a separate step, function or operation for the express purpose of identifying the user." The document continues to elaborate on context-sensitive content that would be automatically generated for users upon identification.
There could be interesting uses for this, for instance, Sony could use fingerprint readings to see which user is playing, signing your profile in automatically. We are sure there would be much more impressive uses of the technology too, although we can't think what they could be.
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