i.document has created a screensaver application that you can download onto your computer. This application creates a screensaver that serves up images from 600 public access security cameras.
From Boingboing reader Micheal:
"SurveillanceSaver is an OS X screen saver that shows about 400 live security camera videos from public accessible Axis network cameras. It shows surprising scenes from underwater pool cameras, cows in milking machines, to shopping malls and street cameras. "
Can you imagine the possibilities for marketers? Off the top of my head Smirnoff could create a screensaver that links into cameras in nightclubs around the world so when you are at work your screensaver shows a nightclub from the other side of the world partying. Branded Smirnoff of course.
Titleist could have cameras on golf courses showing live rounds being played; what better way to convince a target to visit Titleist.com and search for a local course with an afternoon tee-time available?
Public Transit (subway, etc) systems could link into traffic cameras showing traffic jams juxtaposed against their moving trains.