Sony Predicts Online Games to Read Human Emotions in Another 10 Years
Online games have its impact on the present generation as a magnet, so much so that it has rather become an addiction of the age. The impact has marked a strong influence on the psychology of those who involve into online gaming. You might often see your child counter interacting looking at the computer screen while being deeply engrossed into some online game. Soliloquy is a very common practice, not only among children, but among grown-ups as well who actively take part in online games.
Losing or winning the games leaves a relevant impression on the minds that get well reflected from their reactions and expressions. After losing a game, your ward might end up banging on the table or end up in a loud vocal expression of sheer frustration. Winning, on the other hand might have an equally opposite pleasant expression.
While these emotions reflect in case of human beings, Games on the other hand are gradually growing to the ability of reading these human emotions. That day is not far when, while playing, one single move of the players would enable the gaming software to comprehend the mental emotion of the player. And this is the juncture where the impact of games goes beyond the virtual boundaries and step onto the reality.
Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Worldwide Studios chief, is of the opinion that 10 years from now, games will be offering an "almost dangerous kind of interactivity" with the player. Who knows, games might challenge to know way more than what you know about your wards. The players’ one single movement might reveal it all.
It is even apprehended with the increasing popularity of games that the titles and names will be so "immersive", as stated by Shuhei Yoshida, that players will participate more as real time actors within a virtual screen.
Mick Hocking, a senior director at Sony Worldwide Studios hinted on the advancement on the same field by stating, "Having a camera being able to study a player’s biometrics and movements is possible. So, perhaps you can play a detective game that decides whether you’re lying due to what it reads from your face."
"In ten years’ time I’d like to think we’ll be able to form a map of the player, combining other sorts of sensory data together, from facial expressions to heart rate," he further cadded.
All these things taking shape in another 10 years from now, is the apparent prediction by Sony. Will or won’t it be an exciting affair, is in the hands of destiny to decide.