[LINK] RE: Convergence
Fri, 1 Mar 2002 17:03:58 +1100
Re the porn issue, I read with some amusement an article in today's
Australian, puffing the introduction of the 3G mobile network in Adelaide
which "allows users to send and receive video images and access the internet
from mobile phones".
Now the telcos have to find some way to make a profit from this 3G network.
The easiest way would of course to use it for porn - from the very beginning
of the internet, porn has been one of few market segments to actually make
some money. As Adelaide appears to have demonstrated over the years a
pretty good track record in repressed porn and kinky stuff, I reckon it
could be the cash cow that underwrites the rest of the system.
Except of course that the pollies won't allow it. Pretty amusing when the
e-commerce application most used by consumers is banned :)
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> At 3:39 PM +1100 on 1/3/02, Danny Yee wrote:
> With the phone built in it would presumably upload the photos to
> your web site.
> >Don't forget the porn detection software. If we can build that into
> >the cameras then we can stop people even _taking_ naughty photos,
> >forget about publishing or viewing them!
> And if it was child porn it could ring the police.
> Naturally it would report back via phone the location of the photo
> which would be automatically scanned by the security services to see
> if you were photographing anything you shouldn't.
> It would be a boon for museums which could monitor your photos and
> automatically bill you depending on what you were taking pictures of.
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