By the time the system is able to identify the correct ad and display it, "it becomes irrelevant," Hemmings says. The customer has moved on.
"Many people haven't gotten their heads around what we're offering," Hemmings says. "Like any of these new technologies, you need to take it slowly."
Will Amscreen ever unleash its full technological capabilities? "We won't ever do it, in all likelihood," says Hemmings. Even if consumers come around and processing times shrink? "It would be wonderful, but I don't think it's going to happen." According to Hemmings, the overall benefit would be negligible.
[Illustration by Peter Arkle]