Whether its shopping mall or restaurant, you’ve at least once in your lifetime fallen into this awkward situation, with some unknown people looking at your smartphone screen while you’re reading the message or looking at your friend’s photos. WhatsApp and Facebook have already come up with an end-to-end encryption to prevent others from reading your secret conversations on the network, but what about those anonymous eyes trying to glance at your phone’s screen? There has been no way to stop those prying eyes continuously looking at your smartphone’s screen, till now.
Celal Goger, a Turkish phone repair store owner has created an invisible phone screen that allows you and only you to see your smartphone’s content. Well, the screen itself isn’t invisible, but the contents displayed on the screen are. An app in the phone turns the screen white, thus making the contents invisible to others.
To see the contents through this invisible glass, you have to pop on a pair of special glasses, equipped with a chip that enables the glass to communicate with the smartphone, making those contents visible to whom wearing the glasses.
Goger’s invention is a prototype and currently available only for iPhone. The first prototype took him 6 months to make, but he is now capable enough to make another in just 10 days.
He told Reuters that his next step should be to copyright his invention before hitting the market. He also has the plan to create a nanochip, which can fit any pair of glasses.