In 5 Years, You’ll Have 500 Billions Hours Of Video At Your Fingertips, EverywhereSep 25th, 2009 | By James Lewin | Category: Commentary, Internet TV, Streaming Video
Think YouTube and the iPhone are pretty cool?
In 5 years, there will be more than 12 billion devices capable of connecting to 500 billion hours of on-demand video content.
According to Intel’s projections, on-demand TV will be ubiquitous in five years.
“We are talking about more than one TV-capable device for every man and woman on the planet,” said Justin Rattner, chief technology officer at Intel. “TV will remain at the centre of our lives and you will be able to watch what you want where you want.”
The difference is that TVs are becoming computers.
“The old TV world is fading fast and the future is here,” adds Rattner.
While 500 billions hours of video may sound a bit overwhelming, remember that about 499 billion of the hours will probably be reruns of Hee Haw and the Beverly Hillbillies.