Saturday, February 6, 2010

Advertisers Are Watching YOU

Just saw an amazing story on GMA Saturday about advertising's brave new world. Once the stuff of science fiction, advertisers are finding plenty of alternatives to advertising in the Super Bowl and they'll know alot more about you, your interests, buying habits and more when they are done. 

Talk about Big Brother watching. This is scary stuff.
 

For more information, go here.

9 comments:

Brian Miller said...

that is crazy stuff...scanning me...hope they dont have xray vision...3D ads outdoors...crazy.

Laura Trevey said...

I am getting a lot of painting done:) This is the 3rd snow storm in a couple of weeks, and it is COMING DOWN!!

Fun and beautiful ....
Enjoy your weekend!
xoxo Laura

mouse (aka kimy) said...

it is so scary what is possible in terms of what others can find out....as one of my studio 'reads' (eg audiobooks) I just finished jeffery deavers 'broken windows' - yikes, if half what he writes about is true it is damned frightening!!!

Baino said...

The LAST thing I want is a seat that will tell me how much I weigh in a public place! Actually the digital advertising phenomenon is really taking off here. I haven't seen any interactive or 3 D screens yet but I guess it's just a matter of time. Also all our buses have advertising on them.

Bill Stankus said...

I like to think I'm reasonably immune to advertising ... tho ads are so ubiquitous it's impossible to get through a day w/out something slamming into your head. Viral AIDS, that's what ads are.

Susan said...

So...are we all going to be having 3-D built into our eyeglasses in the future?

I'll bet those smart little scanning devices are really scanning that little microchip that comes embedded in your credit cards and reading your buying habits. Did you know that there are high-tech thieves who have these devices and that is how they steal info from them. A lot of states have them embedded in your driver's license, too. Maybe all. Scary, very scary. We're all going to have to carry our identifiable cards in a lead-lined wallet.

I think it's bad enough that Google reads everything you type into an email and pops up relative ads on the sidebar.

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Technology is amazing... and scary.

otin said...

You can see it in your email. I send someone an email about breakfast cereal and then captain crunch ads pop up!

Nancy said...

Very scary stuff!