When thinking of technology and the internet, they both move in phases that are often overlooked by the majority of the public. The first phase of the internet involves individuals such as Steve Case helping democratize the web and delivering AOL to the majority of the country in the 1990s. Before this occurred, it was illegal to access the internet for commercial use. As the world became accustomed to accessing this excellent resource, technology in every sector began to evolve. Eventually, cellphones received the ability to connect to the internet in a manner that resembled the experience of using a desktop or laptop. Accessing your favorite form of entertainment became more accessible than ever, and an entire generation has grown up with this form of technology. Now, the internet is moving into a third phase where voice technology and 5G will completely transform the entertainment sector. Film producers such as David Guillod are paying close attention to these developments.
Living in the Age of Convenience
If you are anything like the typical consumer, you have likely ordered various products online. Instead of shopping for goods and services in person, you can replicate these experiences from the comfort of your home. The same type of convenience has been provided in the entertainment industry. You most likely have access to at least one streaming service and are aware of the vast possibilities when it comes to experiencing entertainment from your household. The year 2018 marked the first year that more money was spent on in-home entertainment as opposed to viewing movies at the theatre. As this trend continues, voice technology will further assist this industry transformation over time.
Receiving Entertainment from Artificial Voices
Almost every individual who has used a television remote has often dreamed of more seamless entertainment experience. With smart television, many of these devices now come equipped with your favorite voice assistant. Instead of flipping through multiple menus and juggling through a series of remotes, you can state your command to the television. If you do not feel like getting up, you can merely make one of these commands and begin watching your favorite show in a matter of seconds. Many technology companies have assisted ad raters in evaluating how human these voices sound and always check them for accuracy. It is only a matter of time until this technology becomes more sophisticated and the television begins speaking to you as it picks up on your emotive state.