Smart TV: The industry push to keep getting smarter



For decades we’ve been watching TV. Now a new generation of televisions is beginning to watch us.

Technological advances are giving the old clunky “boob tube” an I.Q. injection. Some of the new breed of smart TVs comes equipped with facial recognition technology of the kind used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to “see” the images flickering on the screen and suggest new shows based on what you’ve been watching.



And all-licensed as well, so Smart TVs can further refuse to entertain any consumer the Smart TV folks don’t want to.

There is ONE feature I’d enjoy. Ever watch NASCAR with the little word-balloons following the cars on their monotonous loops? It’d be great to have ID balloons on any face in any film so I could hover a mouse of them and ID that actor.