#1408: Remotivation

The TV remote control is an under-developed piece of kit. Today’s invention is to supply each TV set with a small number of remotes (>1).

These would be personalisable to the tastes of people within a domestic group (what used to be a nuclear family, pre vision-fission). Each device would supply clips of programmes that a family member might like, given their historical viewing schedule.

The devices would then be used in a game in which household viewers would compete to get their choice of programme on-screen. This might involve answering questions, texting messages fast, completing homework questions, showing knowledge of foregoing ads or expressing product preferences.

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