Apparently Kinect Isn't Actually Racist (Maybe?)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

I'm not a game console programmer, nor quite that eruditic (and yes, that's my own made up word based on a word which somehow doesn't always sounds like a word), but this is my thought on the "Is Kinetic Racist" issue that I know you've thinking about (because who in their right mind wouldn't be?):

If you need lot's o' light for your console to recognize people with dark skin, I'm just wondering if the people that actually made the recognition software weren't quite thinking about anyone else but White People therefore begging the question of if the people behind the recognition software rather than the gaming console itself are a little racially insensitive (even if some of them were POC because I honestly don't know and let's just say it for the record that you can be a POC and still be MF clueless - and I'll include myself in that one at times).

And just for the record - I don't know about you, but I don't know a lot of gaming consoles that rounded up "The Jews" (somehow the word anthropomorphism comes to mind).