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An airplane seat that knows your favorite movie?

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.

All in addition to doing the easy stuff you expect from a business class plane seat, like giving you a massage and converting into a bed (so you won't get jet lag).

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. When this seat's released some time in the next five years, she'll totally be in the life stage where she's flying business class. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.