Streaming feels like a reconstituted version of Blockbuster sometimes, doesn’t it? After all, we are now renting everything, homes, cars, music, movies, computer programs, and TV are all temporary and paid for in weekly, monthly, or yearly bases.
How did this all happen you might wonder? Is it the fast-paced existence we’ve all been finding ourselves in, or is there something more beneath the surface?
That is a question for the philosophers.
Instead, what we are going to talk about today is the way that all these wonderful conveniences of our everyday lives are seamlessly available across most platforms and devices, and perhaps what lays just past the horizon.
Detachment Of Physical, Everything
It seemed to happen overnight. There was an undeniable and quick shift from owning a physical copy of a CD or DVD to clicking a button and having it wherever, whenever. The conveniences speak for themselves, who can imagine opening up a Blu-Ray now and physically taking the time and effort to put it in the receptacle and waiting for it to load when you can just press that Play button.
It seems that the advent of the internet has allowed more of us to stream anything we want, in the days of dial up and inferior internet connections, the concept of streaming something was a wildfire fantasy.
Who remembers the time it took to send a fax in the early 90s? We’ve evolved to the ether and less towards the copper wires of yesteryear. This allows greater sized packets of data to be received and sent without hesitation or worry.
The Meta Of It All
Where is it going to be next? No one really knows. No one could have predicted the Metaverse taking off as much as it has. Streaming a song in the Metaverse could be likened to going to a concert for all we know. From what we can determine from the Metaverse, the decentralized and virtual enveloping nature of the technology holds a huge range of possibility for the future of streaming.
From being able to appear in a virtual movie theatre to live-streaming a concert. As the internet becomes more ingrained into our lives, the more potential streaming has.