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A combination of Windows Themes
and the technology that puts the
yellow 'down' line on the
football field, Television Themes
allow the viewer to place
overlays on any image being
When you get tired of watching
the police and protestors clash
at the next G8 summit, you:
Pick up your remote
2) Activate the menu on your
3) Select your desired Theme
Voila! Now all the protestors
are dressed like peasants and are
carrying torches and pitchforks,
the police look vaguely
Musketeer-ish and the surrounding
buildings take on a medieval look
- including moats, and draw bridges.
Other suggested uses:
Change reruns of the O. J.
Simpson white Bronco chase into a
(low speed) running of the bulls
During the next
State-of-the-Union address, add
Reagan in the background and have
Bush Jr. appear as Bonzo.
||I have glimpsed the future and it is so.
||Choose your TV channel carefully for they have more money than you and will do it before you ever can.
||I'm sorry [st3f], but that went right by me...
||What st3f said was - TV programmers will bake it.
||What 'wax said. I was trying to be paranoid and just ended up obscure.
||The technology is currently being baked. Movies are already showing us the seemless merging of Computer Graphic Images (GCI) with live motion footage. It's a few large steps or a good many small ones for this to be bakeable.
||Granted that this can be done in post-production, however what I'm describing is a capability of the television set itself. While this would require some data from the broadcast source (identifying objects in the scene as people, building, sky, water, etc) the overlay would be done locally.
Aug 16 2001, last modified Aug 21 2001|| |