Would you still use a movie service if it used camera to monitor the number of people watching?
tganley 1 year ago
This one kind of blew my mind, but Microsoft filed a patent for technology to use a camera (like, oh, the Kinect for instance) to keep track of the number of people that are watching a movie, and presumably charge an additional fee if there are too many people watching it. Seriously. http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/11/this-kinect-patent-is-terrifying-wants-...
Would they actually try to do this? Would anyone in their right mind agree to terms of service that allowed it? When I was a little kid, I used to refuse to put on my PJs if the TV was on because I was afraid someone might be watching. Now I'm thinking perhaps I was just ahead of my time, and need to re-establish some of my childhood neurotic behavior.
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