The Future of Media Essay

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“How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth wall torn out and the fourth wall-TV installed?" If I think of the future of media I remember this quotation from Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”. Will television remain an important part of mass media or will the Internet kill it? What role are mobile devices going to play and what about movies in 2020?
In the following text I am going to answer this questions focusing on television and movies in the near future.

First of all, I would like to go over my expectations of movies in the future:
To my mind after today’s standards - 3D and 4K- movies are going to come to a new level of entertainment. I am not talking about higher resolutions or better surround sound, but about
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As I already indicated I would like to discuss television’s role in the future and give an answer about the Internet killing television.
Personally, I think that the death of TV prophesied by many, is too easy and quickly. If we take a look at the history of mass media, we might realize that mediums have never been replaced, but existed alongside each other. Television and the Internet, often seen as opponents, can work together.
There is no doubt that we are watching more television than ever, but how do we find time, beside social networks, mobile platforms and the increasing use of web in general?
“Multitasking” is the answer to this question. Sitting in front of the television with other devices in our hands, the so-called “Two Screen experience”, is part of our generation and will be even more popular in the future.
Another important keyword, for making such high television consumption possible, is “video on the go”. “Free WIFI” and constantly extending network coverage are essential progresses for consuming content everywhere. No matter if in the backseat of a taxi, at the bus station, or on the train. With mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, waiting time can be used for streaming the latest episode of a series we missed.

Moving from the small screens for personal

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