I really don't like the idea of gesture TV
How does the TV know the gesture was mean for it and you're not simply swatting away a fly?
Facial recognition? Does it know you are focused on it?
OK, so how do I know it isn't doing anything else with that data? Where are the safeguards for my privacy?
Will TV start reporting when I look at the screen, what I look at etc so ads can be targeted at me even further?
Where are the safeguards against me being further gouged by Big Media?
"5 pairs of eyes are detected, this film is only licensed for 4 pairs of eyes at once. Please upgrade your license at www.bastards.com"
There are none. The TV is becoming even more the agent of Big Media rather than the owner's device.
Easily solved in on fell swoop though; mandate that the TV's OS, applications and drivers have to be GPL and user serviceable. Done.
"Oh, but innovation blah-de-blah-de-blah..." Bullshit. Innovation explodes when there is freedom. I give you "The Internet" as one example. Imagine the uses that could be used if hackers had freedom, here is but there:
1) TV that doesn't report back to mother (or doesn't without your express and informed consent).
2) TV that modifies the picture and then puts it into a person's field of view (for those with certain vision issues)
3) TV that will access any Internet service you see fit, not the OEM's walled garden.
The privacy and security of users trumps any industry desires. Always.