One of the founding fathers of the internet has predicted the end of traditional television.
Vint Cerf, who helped to build the internet while working as a researcher in America, said that television was approaching its “iPod moment”
In the same way that people now download their favourite music onto their iPod, he said that viewers would soon be downloading most of their favourite programmes onto their computers.
“85 per cent of all video we watch is pre-recorded, so you can set your system to download it all the time,” said Mr Cerf, who is now the vice-president of the Google, the world’s largest search engine.
“You’re still going to need live television for certain things - like news, sporting events and emergencies - but increasingly it is going to be almost like the iPod, where you download content to look at later.”...[Weiterlesen…]