Sony filed patent for biometric data collector

Via Joystiq, some excellent future-shock news for this first Monday of fall 2012. Just say that outloud. Fall 2012! We are actually already living in the future. Next year is flippin’ 2013! Ok:

The patent, titled “Process and Apparatus for Automatically Identifying User of Consumer Electronics,” describes the inclusion of fingerprint sensors that would read biometric data of its users on products such as phones, keyboards and gaming controllers…for the express purpose of identifying the user.