I couldn't believe THIS story today, Verizon has applied for a patent for a DVR that watches you as you watch TV.

It's a box that would see and hear what you are doing in front of your TV, and then take that information to tailor what commercials will show up during the breaks.

An example: if they see a couple snuggling in front of the TV, they would show ads for romantic vacations, flowers or even condoms. The patent's filing has yet to be approved, and this system may not actually come to pass. LiveScience.com says that companies file patents on many ideas that never become a reality.

Would you want this? I don't. There's no place for Big Brother in my living room.