posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 06:25 AM
Well, I believe infrared cams exist in the small number of volunteer-based TV rating systems out there. The boxes in people's homes not only record
what they watch and for how long, but also take in infrared images of the people sitting on the couch and where so that they get anonymous data on the
show-watching habits of a household.
These people are volunteers or paid of course, this isn't something in every TV on the market.
I'm paranoid a little about the statistic stuff myself, having cable with a digital set top box that has a HDD and access to the internet in some
form or another.
I wouldn't worry though, I think that there'll be a backlash and people won't buy them if they contain cameras, they'll just be hacked/blocked out
or it won't happen at all. Privacy is hard enough to come by now without our TVs being invaded too.
In other words, I don't think this is a real concern. The tech already exists but hasn't been put in and I don't see why anyone would agree to
taking it on in the future. That's my 2c!