At the dawn of the internet, companies were met with new opportunities that were unlike any before its time. The internet was a fresh frontier of possibility. All of the sudden, if a business didn’t have a “.com” they were considered untrustworthy or obsolete.
Today, “Web 2.0” is changing the way we do business and play on the internet. The internet is not just a wealth of information, but a virtual place to watch television, play video games, and have audio communications for dirt cheap. Web applications function like our operating system desktops where we can move pictures, shoot space aliens, and video chat.
This revolution has spawned a new breed of television: internet television. It’s already here, and it’s going to get even better. Subscription-based television programming like satellite and cable will soon be a thing of the past. Once internet speeds reach sufficient velocities, high-definition on our flat screens will come from our wifi, not our billfold. Expect television to be solely supported through an advertising model that won’t require money out of pocket.
Younger generations are already experiencing this revolution to a degree. On a massive scale the tech generation is choosing internet television over pricy satellite or cable subscriptions. The downfall of expensive television programming is at hand.
This is an exciting prospect. Imagine paying little to nothing for actual television over the internet service you already subscribe to. This is coming, and in many ways it’s already here. However, for there to be a full acceptance of this model of watching television, high-definition content is going to have to be seamless over the internet which remains to be seen.
Prepare yourself for a new method of entertainment. It’s just begging to happen.