Posted by: dreamofdestiny | Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008

Television

Television has changed our life tremendously. You would see people often talk about their favourite TV series and everything, cannot wait to get home to watch them. I have a few myself, but I do not as often get to watch them as much as I would like to. Particularly due to priority reasons.

Before television became popular, I seem to remember people in those days were skeptical about that sort of technology. At that time, it seemed strange for a bunch of people to sit at home and watch moving pictures from within a box. Some would go as far to say that such a thing would never become popular and would be phased out. They could not have been more wrong.

Television as a technology has broaden the cultural horizons of the world, with programmes designed for many reasons – entertainment, education, propagandas, and much more. Entertainment probably being most of the reason. It has brought people from different cultures together, through shared interest, but it has also brough indirect cultural domination in some way. Some see this positively, others not so. It is up to us individuals to decide.

I would like to think of it as a medium for families to get close to each other, by being at home together watching the same show, while talking about it. It does seem to go well with my family. So you can think of television as having lots of advantages, seen from a technological perspective.

From mechanical to CRT to now HD, television technologies have grown more customised to what humans want in a digital entertainment lifestyle. Coupled with computer functions, you can have customised contents as well. In the future, perhaps you can even customise storylines within a programme, much like how video games work.

What would you call such a technology then? Something to ponder …

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