Perhaps, the future will not be filled with tokyo style giant glowing billboards, every bit of free space taken up with advertising.
Perhaps, it will be filled with advertising a little more devious.
Part of me is repulsed by this, of course... the idea of a chance encounter with shinyness being just a play put on by the company shill. After all, whether I wish to be or not... I am part of the geek demographic. I like shiny things. Occasionally I have some disposable income. Occasionally that disposable income gets disposed of on shiny things. You know, the usual character class restrictions on a midlevel geek. I realize I would be vulnerable to such sales techniques.
The other part of me, that reptilian ugly part of me that has worked sales and told people all manner of lies, exaggerations... spread fear, uncertainty and doubt...just to get them to buy the damn widget in order that I could eat that month.... that reptilian part of me is applauding. Don't go bigger or flashier. "Think different" to use a marketing term. Nothing illegal about it.... but what a way to affix a brand in someone's mind.
Go ahead. Play with the device. Its cool... me? Just picked up one of these last week. Did a lot of research before I did so... so how's that seem to you? Yeah? I love it.
Hi there.... whats your name again? Eve, was it? Nice to meet you. Oh this? Its an apple... doesn't it look like the tastiest thing you've ever seen?.... just picked one off the tree a while ago. Sure is good...I read up on apples a fair bit before... tasty? Hell, tastiest thing I've ever eaten. Got lots of information on these things. I am the number one fan of apples...