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Can someone help me? I've misplaced my television remote…

There is water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink. That is something that can happen to those shipwrecked at sea. Saltwater is not suitable for you to drink. So, you create a way to catch rainwater. From the perspective of technology, some things are designed to catch rain, like those shipwrecked survivors floating out in the middle of the ocean. Those technologies are the things that make our lives just a little easier. I am joking about talking about my grandfather’s Armstrong automated television remote (Boy, change the channel). It was something my grandfather did; he thought it was hilarious to make me get up, change the channel, sit down, only to get up and change the channel again.

I would even, at times, pause and wait, but he still did that. It made me get up the minute I sat down. It seems funny now. The concept of a remote seems like something that isn’t critical, but when is the last time you didn’t have a remote for a TV? That you got up and changed channels? That made our lives a little easier. Now we are moving to a world where media is everywhere. What is the next freshwater device? Catchy titles a couple of days ago on purpose, talking about saying goodbye to your TV. That the functionality of the TV was going away, in effect, it will go away. There is a concept of smart walls that may, for a short term, replace televisions. But in the long run, intelligent walls will also be stop-gap measures.

The next big thing is interesting. The thing about a TV is that it is one size. You put it where you think you would want to watch it. Now in the early days, Televisions were less portable than they are now. But now they are not portable. The original TV’s fit in your living room and you could move it if you want to. Now many flat screens are mounted on the wall or above the fireplace. A smart fence would have the same issue overall. It is, after all, a wall. The future is going to be the holographic projector. That will allow you to put the projector where you are, and see the images as if they were three dimensional. Today Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality exists but often with a specialized headset. In the future, you will have a holographic projector that simply shares everything as if it were in the room with you.

Once these hit the market, the number of horror movies I would even consider watching goes way down!

  • Question of

    have you ever been an Armstrong remote?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you stream content today?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If your television talked to you, would you jump?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Did you ever have a TV with only 13 stations on a dial?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN AN ARMSTRONG REMOTE?
    Yes (5 votes) – 71%
    No (2 votes) – 29%
    Q: DO YOU STREAM CONTENT TODAY?
    Yes (4 votes) – 67%
    No (2 votes) – 33%
    Q: IF YOUR TELEVISION TALKED TO YOU, WOULD YOU JUMP?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%
    Q: DID YOU EVER HAVE A TV WITH ONLY 13 STATIONS ON A DIAL?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%

  2. Your last line made me imagine watching TWD in VR. Hehehe. Or a VR version of the Resident Evil and you are right smack in the horde of zombies chasing Alice. LOL

    I was little then, but I remember our first tv has a huge wooden case and it’s black and white. And it takes a few minutes before you will see a clear picture!

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  3. First we went to the neighbors to watch the neighbors the first black and white Bulgarian TV Opera. Later, there were people who traveled to the former Yugoslavia and brought colored glass, which was placed in front of the screen. These were wonderful experiences that last a lifetime.

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