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The Future of TV is fast approaching

by Jolard / March 20, 2006 2:13 AM PST

I really believe that in 5 to 10 years TV will be obsolete, and most people will access their television using monitors (and HDTV's) connected to the net. iTunes has been moving this way, as have the new sites like AOL's new television service, showing Lois and Kent and Babylon 5 for free online.

Well here comes another step.... 10 episodes of The Office available only online this summer. It will be fun!

http://www.wral.com/technology/8081389/detail.html

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The Office
by alicial30 / March 20, 2006 4:50 AM PST
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I disagree.
by mobilegeek05 / March 20, 2006 6:16 AM PST

I think TV is too well established for mainstreame media to just abondon. I think TV will be something of a lesser form of media... like movie theaters.

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TV?
by AndyInTN / March 21, 2006 1:31 AM PST

What is this TV you speak of?

OoOOh, right, that thing everyone I know is glued to every night that atrophies their brain!

Good thing I have the Internet to atrophy & de-sensitize my brain!

Happy

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The magic 8 ball is unreliable.
by toulouse2k / March 21, 2006 1:42 AM PST

Predicting the future is always a problem because things do not move in a linear progression. Development is always in fits and false starts. I always think of the movie 2001. Who would have predicted in the Project Apollo heydays that by 2006 we would not only be unable to deliver a human package to the moon, we can barely make it into orbit. Why? It was assumed that human presence in space would be the best way to explore....but because of better machinery we can do most of the same for a much lower price. Throw in the fact that the moon program was more about the Cold War than science and you begin to get some answers. I remember a group of scientists were polled for their predictions of what the next millenium would be like(back in the 60's)...they were wrong on every prediction.

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