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Exhibitionist censoring windows

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So most people have their bathrooms secluded at the back of the house, with a shower-curtain, frosted glass window and possibly trees to protect their modesty.

But for those who may not have hideous deformities and/or don't care about what others can see, why not a nice ground-floor bathroom with a wall-to-wall window onto the street?
Well, one reason is because the law says you're not to show off your intimate bits willy-nilly.

For these people, I have the answer to their prayers.
The Exhibitionist Censoring Window comprises a glass wall containing a grid array of approx 10x10cm LCD pixels, an inwards-facing digital cctv setup and moderate amount of processing power (broadly comparable to a current-gen games console).

The system analyses the CC image and blacks out only those pixels which cover the illegal exposure.

Due to parallax, the external viewing angle is restricted.
However, the deluxe version has pairs of both inwards and outwards-facing imagers, with further processing grunt, and is capable of triangulating positions of both exhibitee and external viewer. It can thus determine which pixels are necessarily opaque for even multiple external viewers.

Loris, Aug 01 2013

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       For the non-deluxe version, basically the entire window has to be opaque. You might get a few inches around the edges that aren't, but that's it. If you assume a height limit on viewers, then it's only a strip, but still.
MechE, Aug 01 2013
  

       Along way from "Silhouettes on the shade".   

       Provide theater seating and popcorn for passer by ?
popbottle, Aug 01 2013
  

       Premium version pixelates more than is strictly necessary, for those showerers who are insecure, habitual exaggerators or just delusional.
Tulaine, Aug 01 2013
  

       And for those who want to show their jiggly bits but still remain anonymous, just the little bar across the eyes.
normzone, Aug 01 2013
  

       Censoring software has been attempted many times. It's always turned out that there just isn't enough processing power to do it. Maybe a gaming console from the year 2020.
Voice, Aug 02 2013
  

       //For the non-deluxe version, basically the entire window has to be opaque.//   

       I might not have got the description quite right due to a distraction during composition, I will revise the text.   

       //Censoring software has been attempted many times. It's always turned out that there just isn't enough processing power to do it.//   

       Other censoring software is generally being asked to do a different job : Is this random image pornographic?
This software doesn't need to do that, it just needs to determine where humans are in an image of a known view, and cover the appropriate bits. That is considerably easier and games on some consoles already do similar.
Loris, Aug 02 2013
  

       // for those who may not have hideous deformities //   

       May we point out that the proportion of the total population that look even vaguely pleasant when unclothed is actually quite small ?
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