posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 08:35 PM
I must strongly disagree with anyone who sees this as a positive development. As if we need anything at all to fuel advertising, which is one of the
most influential mind altering communication 'devices' in the world today, up there with music, movies, and TV. Aren't people already
consumer-holics already? It is disturbing to think that there will be new advanced in this field, unless you're an advertiser like google.
I really used to feel google was an amazing company, and they do make amazing products. But, they aren't stupid, and they're waiting until they've
hooked you to slowly show you why they are offering many of their products for "free" or paid for by advertisements. When the time comes, they will
alter the products slightly over and over again so that most people won't complain too much, but eventually, people will feel that they don't like
certain aspects of their intrusive practices, yet they don't know what they'd do without their GMail or YouTube. Bet on it.
It seems they are starting with the tablets they offer, where it can be seen that they don't offer ad-blocking software on their Android tablets.
With extensions (or add-ons), it's possible to install extra 'parts' for the chrome browser to block ads. It's not possible on tablets though, and
I speculate that they will not allow it until people demand it. People aren't demanding it now because they are so head over heels for the new
touch-screen novelty gimmicks. Apple won't be offering ad blocking either, so there is no competition or anyone forcing them to offer the same
features they do for the PC browser as they do on the tablets. The point is that they know they make money from those very annoying ads, and they will
force you to view them as long as they can. (There are other ways to block the ads, but that is apart from the device itself and not as
I like google, but I h-a-t-e advertisements. So, I must see that one day I might have to find some other solution should they make my experience
anything less than decent and peaceful using the web.
As far as the article...
Stand-alone kiosks or terminals would be the types of devices with the sensors. Or, the sensors could be built into a building or mall, and the ads
delivered on a flat panel TV that is connected to the internet.
Examples: Ad for umbrellas if it's raining, or smudge-proof mascara if it's very humid.
If you think it's difficult to ignore ads and billboards, wait until the ads actually make sense for the environmental conditions or time or space
you're occupying. It will be more difficult, and they won't stop there; they'll make more 'developments' for their profit interests that drive
the rest of us to spend even more money we don't have.
Funny the author mentioned GOOG-411 because that was shut down by google at least a year ago. It was a very nice free 411 service. I bet it was
competing with their Android phones, which people can also use to look up many of the same things that their free 411 service offered. See what I
mean? It isn't about serving you as much as it is about setting up their products for you to buy or use while viewing ads.