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Old 06-21-2010, 12:16 PM   #1
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There was an old Ray Bradbury (?) science fiction story in which ads were everywhere. Appearing periodically in airplane windows, for example.

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The California Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the state to begin researching the use of electronic license plates for vehicles. The move is intended as a moneymaker for a state facing a $19 billion deficit.

The device would mimic a standard license plate when the vehicle is in motion but would switch to digital ads or other messages when it is stopped for more than four seconds, whether in traffic or at a red light. The license plate number would remain visible at all times in some section of the screen.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:22 PM   #2
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Yeah, because Big Business hasn't bought enough of our government in the form of lobbyists...
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Remember the personalized ads in Blade Runner? Google isn't far from that now.

I saw an ad (!) for an Android app the other day that allows you to view a street using the camera, and it superimposes advertisements and info over the stores.
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Like in "Minority Report" the ads would scan the eyes, identify the person, greet them by name and show custom ads.
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I can see the road signs at the state line already:

"Welcome to California Presented by Pepsi"
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I can see the road signs at the state line already:

"Welcome to California Presented by Pepsi"
California - The Pizza Kitchen State

Texas - The Lone Star Beer State

Kentucky - The Fried Chicken State

Florida - The Orange Juice State

Actually, I like the digital license plate idea. I could hack it to read "Get off my #$!", or "Hang up and drive"...
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I can see the road signs at the state line already:

"Welcome to California Presented by Pepsi"
Well, I guess it is better than
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You beat me to it on posting about this. My first thought on seeing that article was "Is there no escape from the advertising?"

The low was achieved when I read about a company placing ads on the inside of bathroom stalls about three feet high.
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You beat me to it on posting about this. My first thought on seeing that article was "Is there no escape from the advertising?"

The low was achieved when I read about a company placing ads on the inside of bathroom stalls about three feet high.
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The Tivo ads are moderately annoying.



I can block ads on my laptop with adblock and flashblock, but not on the iPod touch.
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