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Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 33132

My local newspaper had the robotic curtain video with the comment:
This crazy invention is totally made for first-floor apartments on busy streets in Manhattan. It's a robotic curtain that detects the movements of people outside and folllows them along the length of the window, blocking their view into the apartment.

Now, I may be missing the obvious. But on a busy street in Manhattan isn't it likely you would have more than *one* person passing by at a time?

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24199

You could multiplex them. You could have a couple dozen of these going at the same time!

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David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Works as its own worst enemy, since it attracts attention, but plenty of fun.
I agree. Here's the link:
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