You guys know I'm always trying to help out, right? So I've got an invention that will make you billions of dollars. Because I'm a little busy at the moment, I'm giving it to you to develop and make your fortune. In return, I ask only for a ten percent from the gross.
Here's the idea:
So, if we can get a V-chip in the TV that is supposed to block out violence in tv shows, the next obvious step is to implant tags in programming - violence, sex, adult language, breaking news, information that may upset your worldview of the US at the center of the universe, etc... This way, your TV or TV or whatever could check these tags against a master list of user-defined no-fly list. For example, if I like the old new Star Trek, but dislike Wesley Crusher, even though my Tivo or Media Center knows to record it, I can tell my tv not to allow him on my screen.
The reason I think this would be a good idea, and the reason I would buy it, IS TO GET BRITTANY SPEARS AND ANNA NICOLE-SMITH OFF MY F(*&^ING NEWS. There is nothing even remotely newsworthy about the legal struggles of her newly shorn newly tattooed corpse.
Until this invention is put into wide practice, ummm... if Ted Turner, or the someone in charge of programming from CNN is watching this. Please, for the love of all that is good in this world, repeat you yourself, "it's a news channel, it's a news channel , it's a news channel."