When you're using your phone in public and doing a Google search, texting a friend a very personal message or watching a TV show, do you ever feel like you're being watched? Let's say you're on an airplane and your neighbor could easily eavesdrop on what you're doing on your phone due to the close proximity.
Or, have you ever found yourself looking at someone else's phone when they're texting or scrolling through their Facebook feed? You know who you are, be honest now.
Well, what if there were a way you could obtain the utmost privacy when using your phone the next time you're in public? We're talking about the "ghost phone."
In Diyarbakir, Turkey, a 40-year-old phone store manager named Celal Göger created this innovation after he was travelling around Istanbul using their public transit.
Realizing people were watching what he was doing on his phone, he became very annoyed and was determined to come up with a solution.
"Someone's phone is a very personal item and I think it's extremely disrespectful when other people stare at it," said Göger.
Four months later, the C.COGER I, also known as the "ghost phone," came to fruition.
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It works by inserting a chip that generates a white screen to someone who's looking at the phone with the naked eye. In order for the content to be visible, the phone's owner needs to wear a special pair of glasses containing the second chip that communicates with the phone, making screen visible to only the wearer.
There still is no word on when this technology will be available, as Göger is still trying to generate funding to get this project off the ground and have it go mainstream.
"If I can get funding I am planning to take this project further and install an on/off button on the phone which means that the user decides whether to activate the function," Göger stated.
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