Are DVD and Blu-Ray Obsolete ?
Technology grows at a fast pace. Remember the days of VHS, 8-track players and Atari? Today media formats are constantly being upgraded, improved and revamped. With the introduction of Blu-Ray, DVD was projected to be obsolete and fade away into the history books. Now with streaming movies and internet TV, are DVD and Blu-Ray on their way to extinction? IT professionals believe that is almost a guarantee.
Bill Gates has been quoted saying he suspects DVDs and Blu-Rays to become obsolete within 10 years. This method of delivering media can get scratched, melted, damaged and lost. As many of us have already dealt with the heartache of finding our favorite movies and music unplayable due to damage, technology is headed toward creating new methods of enjoying our music and movies. With the introduction of MP3s we have already seen a significant drop in CD sales leading to closing of some major music retailers.
Though CDs and DVDs will still play a part in file backup, home movie creation, and personal use, retail sales of movies and music may stop. The future may show isles of prepaid cards for streaming movies and music where there were once the latest releases from the box offices and record labels. Many already have turned to strictly digital viewing of their favorite shows and movies. MP3 players are hot sellers and those who are up to date would rather download to iTunes than scour the isles for music.
With DVDs and CDs becoming a thing of the past, what will take its place? Those who follow technology already know the best way to get a movie when you want it is to stream it. No gas is used to drive to the nearest video store to rent a movie when Netflix and Blockbuster both have online streaming services to allow us to watch movies from the comfort of home.
It is projected that home entertainment will be available at home. Computers will be able to recognize us by our voice and face, know what we like to watch, and know what the kids are not allowed to watch. Soon all of our favorite shows, movies and music will be available anytime of the day or night. We will be able to request and stream what we want to watch when we want to watch it.
Future Use of DVDs and CDs:
If you currently have a large collection of DVDs and CDs you already have a library of movies and music that can still be enjoyed. At this point DVD and Blue-Ray players are still being sold and manufactured. Once all of our media is streamed to our homes, you can still keep your current collection. You may also create back-ups of your discs if you want to enjoy them in the future.
This media type may still be useful for file back-up long after retailers stop selling movie and music discs. However, many computers will be without a DVD Rom. Apples newly designed laptop will not include a DVD Rom, but instead offer their iCloud service which gives 5GB of storage space for free. Therefore the use of DVDs and CDs on your laptop may not be possible in the future.
Technology is always in transition for the future. The sci-fi movies that depicted everything controlled by computer are coming true. Be prepared for the future and adapt. If you enjoy your movies and music collection, start creating copies now, soon it will be hard to replace.
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