NEW YORK, June 2—TiVo Inc., a maker of television-recording
devices, Monday unveiled a TV
audience measuring system that allows it to report the
second-by-second viewing habits of its subscribers to advertisers
and network programmers.
TiVo unveils audience
Max Headroom was (and
still is) scarily accurate of its protrayal of the future, given that the
show is over fifteen years old. Network executives had to-the-second
ratings numbers, news was entertainment (although that theme was also
covered in the 1976 film Network) and corpratism was the
name of the game.
And now, we have to-the-second ratings, news is entertainment and
corpratism is the name of the game.
It also seems (as far as the original British version goes) that it takes place in 2004 …
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