Computers will read your thoughts

Eye-tracking devices sound harmless enough, especially when they help disabled people interact with objects on their computers. But don’t to be too complacent. Computer firms have applied for patents for an online eye-tracking interface, and technological advances could soon lead to a situation where laptops and smart phones can read your thoughts. Did your eyes pause for a second upon seeing an image? Would it help a company advertising online to know the answer? And would there be technology to collate all related data that this company might want to know what appeals to your yes? The answer to all that is yes, and this is going to spark another debate on online privacy.

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