Today, as in the very moment you read this, I am sure that someone, somewhere out there across the greater landscapes that make up planet Earth, has a conversation about what they like better: TV on the web.
It is an interesting query, in fact. The principle disparity between the 2 (as both are mainly sedentary, involving gazing at a display for an extended time frame) is that web browsing is an energetic (or preferably, interactive) activity, whereas TV is a passive one.
In the 90′s, a bunch of self-appointed cultural watchdogs took it upon itself to construct various pseudoscientific motives that Television, a passive, largely entertaining activity enjoyed by billions round the globe, was a completely bad and damaging thing. The only ‘evidence’ even slightly persuasive they could provide you with was that repetitive exposure to explicit sex and violence at a young age can warp a child’s conception of our earth (like we couldn’t have figured that out for ourselves) and that sitting too close to a screen knackers your eyes.
Of course, if a parent lets TV bring up their child, the child will grow up becoming a moron, but if the parent has made this choice of their own preference; it stands to reason that the child was genetically predisposed to moronism in the 1st place.
In the mid 2000s, the very same group of watchdogs took it upon themselves to divulge just the level of harmful stuff there’s on the World wide web. Like we didn’t previously know. Even going as far as to say that children’s active participation in online gaming could warp a kid’s (already fragile from too much Television, you realize) perception of the world. Now, while a few of us set free an frustrated cry of ‘What exactly can people do that’s both healthy and not tedious enough to kill you immediately!’ whilst questioning at what point parental responsibility would become an element in this oh-so boring ‘debate’, the TV and PC manufacturers did something extraordinary: they developed a TV that allow you to browse the Internet.
Somewhere in the final decade roughly, the simple family telly became re-fashioned as the ‘entertainment centre’ that’s a section of your living room devoted to leisure, where really the only chance of hassle is unintentionally channel surfing over to the News bulletin on the advertisements of Star Trek or finally receiving the bill for the blasted thing.
The Smart Television in fact permits you to visit cyberspace, in real time, like you’d do on your PC. You can download apps, social network (that is a complicated way of saying ‘check your Facebook’), watch you tube your friends have uploaded and catch the exclusive web-only programmes which are putting Television writing, acting and directing in the reach of the common chap. Yes, your TV has become both active and passive. The selection is yours. That is the thing about Television, and maybe the point that our ethical guardians find so despicable, Television always gives you a choice, even when that choice to switch it off and go for a stroll every once in a while.
So, to return to our original scene, our one who can’t decide between the 2, now doesn’t need to, as he or she can do both, from the same place. Smart TV has advanced the tv into a strong, all encircling multimedia tool and, for the next five articles within ths series; I’ll be providing you with information about the practical applications and far-reaching usefulness of this newest home entertainment innovation. Stay tuned.
Using your Smart Tv for net Shopping