Verizon patents targeted advertising method that determines if viewers are laughing, cuddling, sleeping or singing”

From Fierce Cable.com:

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has filed a patent application for targeting ads to viewers based on information collected from infrared cameras and microphones that would be able to detect conversations, people, objects and even animals that are near a TV.

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If the detection system determines that a couple is arguing, a service provider would be able to send an ad for marriage counseling to a TV or mobile device in the room. If the couple utters words that indicate they are cuddling, they would receive ads for “a romantic getaway vacation, a commercial for a contraceptive, a commercial for flowers,” or commercials for romantic movies, Verizon states in the patent application.”

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4 Responses to Verizon patents targeted advertising method that determines if viewers are laughing, cuddling, sleeping or singing”

  1. Uke says:

    And if the couple busts out the fuzzy handcuffs, whips and chains, the local authorities are notified of a “domestic violence” incident.

    Enjoy. :)

  2. BigJimTX says:

    I have a kinect hooked up to an Xbox 360. It faces the wall because of this. My laptop has no camera because of this. Yet my phone has cameras on both sides and is always with me.

  3. Buzzdaddy says:

    The telescreen will also insure we maintain the correct facial expression when dear leader speaks.

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