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Technology want versus need.

I am a huge fan of the technology rule, and it has to fill a need you have. I realize that I share many technology things that are beyond what people need today. But, I would like to point out that in blazing a trail, I am also helping you avoid the reality of trial and error with new tech. You will already have heard about the tech and what it will do for you before you see it in the market. The reason however today sharing this is that there are people that I look to for new technology ideas.

Some of them start crowdfunding campaigns. I spent a lot of time helping the people in the crowdfunding world understand the reality of business. Everyone with a great idea believes they will capture 100% of the market. That never happens, by the way. If you are really good and you have built the ultimate mousetrap, you may capture 60% of the market. You won’t keep that 60% of the market, though, if you only have one product. It is not the reality of 1.0 that kills most young companies. It is a reality of 2.0.

Today, I was reading a column from someone that I respect and trust when it comes to sharing future thinking. He, like myself, decries the concept of the futurist. He much prefers to be called a future strategist. In that role today, he proposed that the future of television was no longer streaming, was no longer cable, or Satellite. That the future of home television had moved to the new reality of convergence. His argument was you need some form of local weather. (ok I agreed with that). You need some form of local traffic (I agree), and finally, you need to know what issues are happening around you. His argument was the convergence is the future of TV. 3,4 channels to view from the cable company or phone company (that also provides your internet) the rest on the streaming services (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Apple and so on).

It is a very interesting idea, so I thought I would share it today!

  • if the bundle of TV services cost 30 dollars per month is that good>?

    • Yes
    • No
  • internet, hulu, netflix and local channels plus internet $50 per month?

    • Yes
    • No
  • internet, hulu, netflix and local channels plus internet $99 per month?

    • Yes
    • No
  • internet, hulu, netflix, telephone and local channels plus internet $99 per month?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. Q: if the bundle of TV services cost 30 dollars per month is that good>?
    Yes (5 votes) – 63%
    No (3 votes) – 38%
    Q: internet, hulu, netflix and local channels plus internet $50 per month?
    Yes (4 votes) – 50%
    No (4 votes) – 50%
    Q: internet, hulu, netflix and local channels plus internet $99 per month?
    Yes (3 votes) – 38%
    No (5 votes) – 63%
    Q: internet, hulu, netflix, telephone and local channels plus internet $99 per month?
    Yes (4 votes) – 44%
    No (5 votes) – 56%

  2. For me, the prices of these services are much lower. It may depend on the policy of the company offering them or the country in which we live. For Bulgarian TV I watch in Spain I pay 18 euros a month. For internet about 24 euro.

  3. I am a TV addict, but the commercials are driving me nuts. I realize they have their purpose but one commercial every five minutes is way too much. I like the idea of bundling the internet, regular TV and streaming but we do not have this option here yet… Anyway back to watching my show I go…

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