Ads… In… Spaaaaaaace!
from the say-it-ain't-so... dept
I think it officially became true today that you cannot look anywhere without the potential of seeing an advertisement for something. We long ago passed the stage where people were putting advertisements in bathroom (that whole “captive audience” thing), but now a Russian inventor has apparently patented a device for putting ads in space. That’s right, next time you look up at the Big Dipper, you might have to see a “this constellation sponsored by Coca-Cola” sign with it. Basically, the system works by using satellites with sunlight reflectors. By carefully positioning multiple satellites, an advertising message could be spelled out. Remember the days when you could “get away from it all” and go look at the stars? Apparently, those days are over.