An airplane seat that knows you better than you know yourself. That's the goal of the engineers at air-tech company Thales who, in collaboration with B/E Aerospace and BMW, are developing the next generation of 'smart' plane seats designed to sync up with your social networks/portable devices and adjust your in-flight services accordingly.
Big fan of House of Cards? Well, guess what just popped up on the screen -- that's right, Frank Underwood. Want to pause or stop the show? Just look away -- the action is controlled by the movement of your eyes.
And that's just the beginning. After plugging in your tablet/ laptop/ phone, the seat will log you into your social networks, and, like a more sophisticated version of TiVo, "remember" your fave TV shows, movies, music, etc., so you can access them during the flight. It'll also record your favorite seat position and in-flight food preferences, so you can avoid meals like this, and eat these meals instead.