posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 04:34 PM
I just came across this article and I did a search through to see if anyone has mentioned anything in regards to this on ATS, so my apologies mods if
this is not supposed to be here.
"The new generation of HDTV’s and cable receivers sold to the public contain features that are not very publicized by tech companies: Cameras, mics
and sensors that have the ability of recording everything that is happening in the living room. Not unlike the telescreens in George Orwell’s novel
1984, TV’s will soon be able to watch and even thoroughly analyze everyone present in the devices’ vicinity"
This article is on the site,
-developping-tvs-that-watch-you/ from Dec 10th 2012 and although I understand that there are devices that are capable of watching us, such as
the X-Box Kinect, Wii and any other infrared type sensors but the fact that more people aren't outraged by this is beyond me.
Nov 29th, 2012 Patent
So basically it is a system that contains audio and video sensors coupled with facial and profile recognition software made to target advertisements
based on information such as the number people in the room, their sex, their race, what they are doing, the language spoken...
Combined, this would mean that your TV or set-top box would effectively be watching and listening to you while you snuggle up on the couch with your
partner to watch the latest episode of Homeland. If the cuddling went a bit further, the chances are the technology would pick up the noises and start
playing ads for “a commercial for a contraceptive” or “a commercial for flowers,” as outlined in the patent.
My question is how the hell is this actually passing as acceptable in our society? Has this been going on already with the whole Analog to Digital
transition? I work for one of the biggest TV companies in Canada, not to name any specifics but there are a lot of questions as to why the government
is offering these free digital terminals which is costing the companies quite a bit of money.. And as we know, the gov rarely does anything without a
self-profit gain. Any optinions?