Television Moving with the Trends
Televisions have come a long way from the black and white coloured views in ugly looking boxes to coloured views still in the ugly boxes. Gradually the ugly boxes were been phased out to nicer looking boxes which became flatter than the boxes they began in. As televisions evolved, they also acquired nicer names such plasma TV.
Now the evolution of television is no longer centred only on the colour and shape, but how much can be done with it. Burrus (2011) discusses the future of the television and where it would be heading in a few years. Just like every other part of lives that seems to be moving to the cloud, the TV would soon be moving to the cloud too through its use of apps in the nearest future.
Burrus (2011) discusses the new Xbox that introduces the 3D video camera combined with voice recognition, allowing its user to control it with their body movements and voices. No need for any wireless gadgets just the activities carried out normally by the users would do – voice, hand and body movements. The Xbox is an example of the Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).
Apple TV is also a type of IPTV. It has been around for years now. It allows the user watch TV, play games and read emails. Users also enjoy the privilege to rent movies from the iTunes store.
The Google TV is another good example of the IPTV. It is a service that allows the user surf on the Internet and surf TV channels on the same device (Warman, 2010). The user has access to whatever he wants at any point in time without been restricted by time and day for the particular choice of view by the traditional stations on regular TV.
Burrus (2011) concludes his articles by saying that the future of television is apps and IPTV. This goes to show that everything in the nearest future would be operated via the Internet in the Cloud.
Burrus, D. (2011). The Future of TV. Retrieved on 15 December 2011 from http://technorati.com/technology/article/the-future-of-tv/
Warman, M. (2010). Google TV launched. Retrieved 15 December 2011 from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/7747217/Google-TV-launched.html