Originally Posted by geekmaster
And Microsoft just patented technology (based on the kinect) to have your TV watch you, and stop the movie you are watching if it decides there are too many people in the room for the media license that you purchased. That sure sounds like 1984 all over again. It will suck when your TV asks you to authorize purchasing a license upgrade, or have somebody leave the room, before you can resume watching your "licensed" blu-ray media that you "purchased" at a store. That alone will encourage piracy, just so you can have privacy from your TV and the media companies.
Multiple 1984 confluences happening here and now.
And isn't 1984 also the ebook that made amazon infamous for reaching into kindles and deleting it?
I envisioned this years ago. The technology. although my vision was it would scan you and allow you to try out clothing and goods on the screen by touching the item you wanted (I admit that I did not consider full 3D gesture technology, I was about 12 at the time
The trick would be that each object on the screen would be automatically linked back to places you could buy it and you click it and someone delivers it.
Well hey presto from the mouths of babes. Probably I didn't "invent it" but it just strikes me as resonant that one of the (few) childhood daydreams came real. well close enough
the fact is this device is sold into countries where is perfectly legal to adjust them. I neither chide not cheer Amazon for their actions. they are what they are I suppose.
Hopefully this will be a "pebble in the shoe", not a "shoe in the pebbles"