Imagine this: you’re walking home from class on a nice day and instead of looking around enjoying the beautiful outdoors, you are watching your favorite television show that you missed the night before. This article discusses the possibility of having music streamed from almost anywhere a user might be. A company called NimbleTV has been developing a program that will offer a subscriber’s television series online to watch and have more options available as well. This service would take a set of TV channels that customers legally purchase and stream them on the Internet for the customer to have the option of viewing it from a screen other than their television. This could include their ipod, ipad, phone, computer, etc.
The main incentive behind this service is to have TV on more screens in more places. The United States is said to be one of the top countries who limits the access customers have to watching TV in different places. This new service would being the first step in competing with the world television-watching market.
This is a very interesting concept in many ways but it can bring about a few problems that society could face serious consequences from. Compared to other dominant super-power countries, the United States can be arguably one of the most laziest and unintelligent countries. People in society have too many distractions available to them, and education is not taken as seriously and rigorously as other countries. With the introduction of extremely easily accessible TV, it is highly probable that educational standards would only decrease in the United States. If students and workers have easy access to TV on their phones, and other electronic devices, there could be a decline in the willingness to learn and work hard.
It is already very easy for students to text and communicate online in the classroom. Having a whole TV series available to scholars at the palm of their hand can give them the opportunity to watch a season of their favorite show in a weeks worth of classes. This is dangerous to the educational futures of students in America and can promote procrastination and laziness.