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Streetview Live 2

Live realtime cameras clearly marked in street view allowing you to click on them to see their live feeds
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They have to already do this right?

You'd be virtually driving down the street and see the eyeball symbol on a street lamp or corner of a building. You'd click on it to see the live cameras feed allowing a real time view of whatever is going on.

To pay for this, businesses that are supplying the cameras and paying for their connection to the internet would have adds underneath the screen showing the live action. "This view of Piccadilly Circus brought to you by Rentisham's Traditional Flenting Wax", that sort of thing.

There would be little flags with eyeball symbols off on the horizon so you could see them from a distance without having to zoom out.

Again, they have to be doing this already right?

doctorremulac3, Apr 12 2014


       // "This view of Piccadilly Circus brought to you by Rentisham's Traditional Flenting Wax"//   

       I'm afraid not, [doc]. It is true that Rentisham's has recently entered the Internet Era, but in a notably discreet and toned-down fashion. Boffo dislikes the idea of moving images, and particularly those in colour, which seems to be all the rage these days.   

       He is also horrified by the idea of public cameras, since one has no control over the sort of chap who might stroll into the field of view. Given the increasing and worrying tendency of gentlemen to go about without hats these days, there is an unacceptable risk of improperly dressed passers by offending viewers of delicate sensibilities.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 12 2014

       //Apps allowing you to click on a traffic or weather cam on a map and view live footage through it have been around for years.//   

       I know that but is there something where you are in Google Street View and you can click on a position to get a real time view of where you are?
doctorremulac3, Apr 12 2014

       //so-called 'snapback' hats// What on earth is a 'snapback' hat??   

       Ah - I have just Googled, and I am appalled. I also fail to see the point of them. My head size is unlikely to change over time, so what possible reason could my hatmaker have for making my hat adjustable?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 12 2014

       M'lud, if you have some time I must introduce you to a subspecies of Homo Sapiens Americanus known as the Redneck...well, there really isn't time, but suffice to say that they're like the Welsh but bafflingly indignant about it; anyhow, my point is that one of the remarkable peculiarities of Redneck physiology is how, as they mature and as a result of pork rind overconsumption, the dominant bulls develop pronounced fat deposits on the back of the neck and the nape, resulting in cranial circumference expansion and thus necessitating adjustable hat bands.   

       Personally, I blame JFK for the rise of male hatlessness. When he took his oath of office he set a horrific precedent from which we may never recover.
Alterother, Apr 13 2014

       That is why my stable of hats has grown to quite a respectable stature over the years. That and I like to wear hats.
Alterother, Apr 13 2014

       What kind of deviant low-life even knows what T-shirt and basketball shorts are?
pocmloc, Apr 13 2014

       M'Lud Buchanan has a small breeding colony of such creatures in a reserve on one of his estates. Getting them to wear such garments was a major achievement by the keepers, and a vast improvement over their previous appearance.
8th of 7, Apr 14 2014

       ...as guests on the Graham Norton Show.
Alterother, Apr 14 2014

       Nice. But, ads would be better targeted if they know more about the viewer, than the location of the camera.   

       For instance, if I like pizza, a pizza ad can generate more revenue, since I can buy that now, but can't travel to that location far away that I'm viewing.   

       The camera owner would get some commission on the clicked ad though.
sophocles, Apr 14 2014

       And, the camera should:   

       1) Drip out a tiny stream of cash (or bitcoins), so that people in view can collect their fair piece of the ad revenue, as they are the content creators!   

       2) Be required to display the video feed right next to the camera, so people in view know what's going on.
sophocles, Apr 14 2014


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