Cable’s New Dimension? Features vs Privacy

I’m not sure how to interpret this report of some technology being investigated. It sounds pretty cool on what hand, but I’m with the other comments on the concern of privacy in having a camera in my DVR.

Light Reading

Prime Sense, an Israel-based company founded in 2005 that raised $20.4 million in "B" round funding last May, showed off a 3D camera that can hook into a cable set-top or any other display with a USB interface. The camera, powered by Prime Sense’s chip, projects an infrared (IR) field into the room to help determine what’s in front of the camera, going as far as identifying which "users" are sitting in front of the TV, based on their thermal images.