Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 16th Aug 2010 06:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I've seen it so many times in the movies and TV: a person wakes up in this futuristic world, walks by his kitchen, and a computerized voice is telling him that someone is calling him. But instead of picking up a receiver, the call is actually a video-call, and his TV is used for the conversation. If you put 2 and 2 together, this is not really that futuristic. Having a camera attached on your TV, and a VoIP SIP or Skype connection with it, is not mad science. So why don't we already have this on our TVs?
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RE: Reading all this...
by WereCatf on Mon 16th Aug 2010 21:02 UTC in reply to "Reading all this..."
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It makes me think that most of you just can't stand the idea of being "exposed" to your peers.

Indeed. Why should we be exposed to or expose ourselves to our peers? As far as I know, most people like to hang around at home in very casual wear (if any at all, like me) and it's just not a surprise in the least that they don't then want others to see them like that. Or to have to see others like that.

Besides, a lot of people feel awkward having to talk on the phone even as-is, what do you think they'd feel like if they were forced to start a complete stranger eye-to-eye?

The problem is that it's consumers like you, afraid of their own shadow, that fuck it up for people like me too.

No, the problem is consumers like you, self-righteous bastards, that try to force things upon people who don't want to have anything to do with them and then blame those people for any issues arising.

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