Well, the commercial–that annoying staple of modern television–is about to become seriously broken.
If you have a DVR you’ve probably been fast-forwarding through commercials for some time.
What happens, however, when Apple introduces its Siri (voice recognition) technology to a next generation television set? (As is widely expected to happen).
For one thing, the end of the commercial will be fast-forwarded into oblivion.
How fast? About as fast as you can command Siri to “fast forward through all these mind numbing commercials.”
My prediction: The television industry will accelerate its switch to a pay-per-view model and you’ll soon be forking over $1.29 to watch “How I Met Your Mother” or “Glee” without commercial interruption.
Interested in some of my other predictions for the coming year? Check out this post: