The Seven Seals of The TVpocalypse
by Noah J. Nelson
The future of technology is beginning to look a lot like the past. Specifically it’s beginning to look like television. In form and function.
In the past few years there has been an explosion in smart TVs and stand-alone set-top boxes. Nary a Blu-Ray player in sight doesn’t ship with Netflix and Pandora. Roku has a whole business based around their streaming box, and while Apple keeps calling the Apple TV a “hobby” they’re selling millions of the hockey pucks. One of the reasons that the current generation of gaming consoles has managed to last so long is because of the rollout of video features like Netflix, Amazon Video, and HBO Go to the game platforms.
All of this is just what is possible today.
By this time next year we’re going to be in the midst of a TVpocalypse. The opening moves of what just might be the Last War for the Living Room are upon us. Stare with me into the depths of the Internet and see the dread portents of the age to come.
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