Paradigm Shift: Televisions
Think of a paradigm shift as a change from one way of thinking to another. Home entertainment has advanced rapidly over the course of the last decade. From VHS to DVD, CD players, surround sound systems, and televisions. The most common technology people have in their homes is the TV. A television is a system for transmitting visual images and sound that are reproduced on screens, generally used to broadcast programs for entertainment, information, and education. Televisions have evolved from the big boxes with antennas on top to a sleek more attractive trend that people will spend anywhere from $500 to $5000 on. Within the next two decades I believe that today’s television will be in a museum.
In twenty years I presume that the impact of televisions will rapidly advance. The ...view middle of the document...
Bingeing will drive more innovation in measurement and personalization. “M&E companies will need to measure “bingeing” (where a viewer consumes several hours of the same back-to-back content in a single sitting) more granularly than broadcast television is measured today. Using data analytics, companies can then package the right experiences for advertisers and monetize them directly by building a model that caters to different types of binge viewers. The challenge to be solved is obtaining this data from distribution partners.” Generally, the television will evolve to become what we may come to think of as a TV computer, which could effectively decrease the purchase and use of the PC.
“Digital broadcasting combined with the Internet is conceived as a new driving force that will change the mode of learning in the very near future. Many educators perceive that Digital Television (DTV) and technology would possibly improve the current state of interactivity in the distance education environment due to its advanced features.” Television, like computers, will soon help advance the education of the upcoming generations. High resolutions and digital transmission would make the communication more clear and easier, thus making education for the future more fun, effective, and presumably cheaper.
I imagine the only thing that could stop these productions and advancements of television is society. We as a society keep ourselves from growing in many different aspects of the world. It wouldn’t take much to conquer these advancements because of how far we have already come and how fast our technology is evolving. For the social, entertainment, and educational future of television, failure would be complicated to achieve.
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