The evolution of television, or the regression of an effective communications tool to the masses since the inception of the Scottish influenced technology in the nepionic stages of the boomer generation, is an indicator of a technology molded by implied revenue.
Immortal, at least from a thermodynamic and structural lattice work standpoint, and the longevity of humanity, the paradigm between terrestrial engagement and the iridescent expanse of the heavens conjuring introspective ambiguity, the medium was not originally designed to gravitate towards the compartmentalization of streaming. Ironically, from at least a stellar perspective, analog and digital broadcast bounding towards the stars share kinship in speed equality and the cryptic properties of light. The United Nations would be proud that such a collaboration exists between two generations and a myriad of benevolence displayed in a narrative that revolves around the grand scheme of things.
As the segmentation of visual broadcasts has been largely transformed into a “pay-for-play” model where proponents rave about the absence of monopolies in the burgeoning vertical marketplace, not only is it conveniently ignored on who owns the servers in climbing the turtle shell hierarchy of the tech universe, but the same developmental patterns of the technology can also be applied to search engine technology. The nuclear holocaust frenzied hysteria of consuming information for free may be bracing for its own reanimation, through a bit by bit charging scheme endorsed by the Silicon Valley tycoons.
With the unrelenting term of “content” dictating the the financial paradigm of the digital marketplace as the traditional mass understanding of data implies a benevolent relationship between purveyor and end-user, as demonstrated by the evolutionary characteristics of technology, information on demand may not remain for free. At what point do the pertinent search engine sites begin charging the individual per result, a billing methodology and algorithm that has been employed for decades by telecom, of course the aforementioned broadcast industry, and of course annual subscription services. While the plausible ramifications of this infrastructure are rather appalling, the the constituents of Capitalism is still a sobering influence, at least in industrialized nations to the West of revisionism and hegemony.
What is the price point for knowledge outside the confines of the bar trivia world, or cohorts fraternizing over moderate disagreements within their social groups? As the Googles and the Bings of the proximal world have made the obvious even more implicit structured data results within a fraction a second, the reality of the average consumer being financially accountability to access the vast array of servers has come to an impasse, the pending consequences of such a development are disturbing.
As publicly traded private entities can choose to inflict their corporate will at any time this scenario is not about ethics, but about the pathos of society struggling amid a dwindling attention span and a decay of critical thinking skills. With a price tag place upon information, the chasm will only increase between those informed and those oblivious to the rigors of life through the electronic enigma.
The pending trickle down of effect of the audience monetization of search engine technology is another troubling facet in this novel scenario of humans meeting an almost insurmountable barrier between implied sensibility and the implacable business framework of an infrastructure that exists at a speed of light without proper stewardship.
While interpretations of opinions are not created equal, the issue of equity will invariably enter the dialogue, as social engineers will claim that those in the populace economically challenged face discrimination over not having the resources to purchase information, and the tech realm will be thrust into the precarious position cherishing a liberal bias, yet viewed as digital mercenaries by the PC lobby.
There exists no possibility in avoiding the inevitability of subscription services dominating information archives over the next decade, and with the onset of “AI” software enhancing archiving and recall, the game is changing and society will adapt within the onslaught of the “Information Age”.
Curiously, Alexa and Siri are now subject to the rigors of self-employed entrepreneurs, as the hostesses with the “mostesses” when it comes to existing as the gateway for satisfying the instant gratification neurons of a culture defined by a 15-second attention spans and an insatiable appetite for the trivial knowledge unless fact contradicts the ability to forward an agenda.