Or at least, the next best thing while still being creepy and disturbingly invasive. According to this article in The Daily Mail, advertisers are building digital advertising posters that pay attention if a passer-by is staring at them. If they are, they immediately change what they're showing in order to keep a potential customer's eyes glued to the advertising.
The technology is so sophisticated that it could soon even be possible to link the posters to a store's profile of each individual and display goods that would appeal just to them.
I wonder how long before we become desensitized by even these kind of advertising techniques.
|"Coke and Pepsi, who normally loom invincible and eternal, seemed skittish and afraid."|
|Creative Bus Stop Advertising|
|"Facebook’s public relations spin is to give the impression that such targeting is not even possible."|
|Joe La Pompe: Advertising Copycats|
|“Facebook played a 'determining role' in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims.”|
|“The Pentagon’s relatively quiet tip-toe into converting the U.S. Armed Forces to a machine-majority force.”|
|“The idea is that someday in the future scientists will scan your bricked brain and turn it into a computer simulation.”|
|Future Horizon's Plasma Lightsabers|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|3D Printed $10,000 House|
|“Clearly, no one is going to build weapons that have sufficient general intelligence to, for example, decide and execute a plan to take over the world.”|
|“Contains all the same components as cow’s milk, [...] but doesn’t use any animals in its production process.”|
|“New green policies so hard-hitting and extensive they can be felt across the world.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“I am a philosopher, and we tend to deal more with nightmares.”|