Technology has greatly affected how we operate daily along with innovations in business. For instance, the internet has changed. You don’t use the internet only to play games on Betway. Instead, you also use it to bet on your favourite matches live! Yes, while platforms like Betway has changed how we perceive going online with the exciting online games that they offer, it’s not the only way our lives have changed.
One other field that technology revolutionised is the entertainment industry. Technology continues to entertain us in different forms from the 1950s. That was the time when most households in the US-owned a television set.
Since then it has only become better and has now changed our modes of entertainment significantly. Here are a few ways technology altered entertainment and how you have fun.
Remember the days when everyone obsessed over vinyl records and cassette tapes?
Then came the CDs and soon there was a progression to digital downloads. The old way of listening to music in your car or on a CD player is now in the past. Streaming services allow folks to listen to any song they want at any time of the day (or night).
- Watching Movies
It may seem common now, but previously accessing the internet was difficult. But with the advancement in technology watching videos online became possible for people. Downloading movies turned into reality with the vast storage space we now have. Even watching movies in a theatre changed as technology came up with new developments such as in 3D movies.
- Virtual Reality
Abbreviated as VR, this revolution in technology is useful for entertainment and many other fields. For people wanting an experience more enthralling than reading a book or watching television, Virtual reality provides optimum entertainment. Everything can receive VR treatment, allowing people to experience what they wouldn’t even dream of doing in real life. For instance, walking on the moon and encountering an alien.
- Voice Technology
Consumers want to be able to say, “Play the last episode of Game of Thrones” and they expect it to broadcast on their TV. This is possible thanks to Amazon Echo when connected to the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Humans are getting smarter, so is technology. Smart homes are a common sight and according to a survey, 17% of the US households have an internet connection and a smart home device.
- Augmented Reality
This concept is unanimously used with VR, but there’s a big difference. In Virtual Reality, you are part of a completely diverse environment whereas, in Augmented Reality (AR), the environment around you is virtually modified for pleasure. The best example for this would be Pokémon Go, it took the world by storm when it was first released.
You can walk around searching for Pokémon in the real world, thanks to AR. Another example is the Snapchat Filters, people are obsessed with them. They include bits into the real world which are not really there. AR adds virtual elements to the existing surroundings to entertain you.