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Are You a Screen Addict?

Oct 12, 2010, 02:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Strom)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Two of my favorite movies, Blade Runner and Total Recall, have these scenes where their view of the future is filled with video screens hanging everywhere as the characters move about their daily lives.

"Amazingly, this future has already arrived, and we have become screen addicts. I can go from my home PC, TV, Kindle, cell phone to subway (multiple TVs per car, playing sports highlights and other ads), to restaurant and sports arenas. Our cars have a GPS and seat-back videos for the kiddies. There are billboards that are just large video displays popping up around town, almost to the point of being too distracting with their changing images. Bus shelters and even taxicabs have video advertisements running both inside and out. Even our phones have multiple screens and video cameras now."

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