But….I’m very pleased to see this kind of silly, out there stuff coming from Google. From InfoWeek:
Two Google research scientists want your computer to watch television with you so it can deliver personalized Internet content at the same time.
In a research paper presented last week at interactive television conference Euro ITV in Athens, Greece, Google researchers Michele Covell and Shumeet Baluja propose using ambient-audio identification technology to capture TV sound with a laptop PC to identify the show that is the source of the sound and to use that information to immediately return personalized Internet content to the PC.
What I find strange is that, well, this solves a problem I’m guessing we won’t have in about ten years, or sooner. The TV is just going to be another web application soon, and the device will be on the IP network anyway.