Thursday, April 26, 2007

Walkie Talkie Interactive Billboard, by Solo

"The interactive billboards each sport a larger-than-usual flip phone, which allows curious onlookers to mash an enlarged walkie talkie button and get on the horn with a faraway stranger. The active two-way radio setup was reportedly installed in transit shelters in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and Calgary, and the system supposedly connects users in the different cities to one another when a conversation is initiated. "

Cool concept, but I must be getting too paranoid in my old age. How easy would it be for predators to chat anonymously with kids, for instance? Well, hopefully Canadians aren't as worried about these things.

No comments: