Microsoft’s Consumer Detector
November 5, 2012 in Technology
“Just when you think the cable TV viewing experience couldn’t get any worse, GeekWire reports on the Microsoft Xbox Incubation team’s patent-pending Consumer Detector, which uses cameras and sensors like those in the Xbox 360 Kinect controller to monitor, count and in some cases identify the people in a room watching television, movies and other content.
Should the number of viewers detected exceed the limits of a particular content license, the system would halt playback unless additional viewing rights were purchased.”
In Capitalist America, Television watches you!