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The Future Of Journalism And News

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Introduction
The year is 2060, and technology has advanced to its greatest depths and limits. There are flying cars, the cure for cancer has been found, and the way citizens receive news has improved as well. Thanks to the invention, News-O-Gram (a word modified from “hologram”), news is instantly delivered to News-O-Stands everywhere. No longer are there paper newspaper stands but rather, sleek and innovative News-O-Stands. Composed of holographic technology, this tiny but sturdy machine is able to virtually give news, all in the form of a 3D newscaster.
History of Holography and the Hologram/How It Relates to the Invention of News-O-Grams/Stands
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Related Technologies
The latest advancements in holographic technology stem from a little over a year ago. Researchers at Hewlett Packard Laboratories have developed Multi-Directional Backlight Technology, a “glasses-free, multi-perspective, three-dimensional display technology for mobile devices...” (Manoharan). This development allows users to view objects in 3D from multiple angles. This technology is not commercially available quite yet, but is in the works of being made available to the public. Smart phones will be made even smarter, as humans become more dependable on their mobile devices and their capabilities.
Another way holographic technology is being used is by being expressed in art. When the technology was freshly established in the 1960’s, artists took the liberty of putting their creative twist on it. The Museum of Holography was founded in SoHo in New York. It first opened its doors in 1976, but eventually closed down in 1992. In 2012, holographic art made its comeback when it was displayed at the New Museum in New York. The exhibit was titled “Pictures From the Moon” and displayed works from many famous artists. The art is not always easy to display though, as the pieces “take up space and demand particular lighting”, and “rely on the viewer to move in front of the image to create the illusion of the hologram’s three-dimensionality” (Schwendener). Therefore, the art can often not be thought pleasing to the average eye.
The most commonly known use of holographic technology though is 3D movies. These movies allow for the viewer to actually feel like they are in the movie; they allow for the ability to enhance a movie goer’s experience. In 1920’s, The Power of Love became the “first 3D movie screened for a commercial audience, in Los Angeles” (Patterson). Since then, 3D technology has come a long way, and soon enough, even special viewing glasses won’t be required to view these movies.
What Exactly Is a News-O-Gram/Stand?
Combining the powerful technologies mentioned above, the News-O-Gram will be a simple square machine, made of stainless steel. In public spaces, they can be inserted into the ground creating News-O-Stands; in homes they will be able to be placed on the surfaces of anything, or inserted into the ground as well. No buttons or remotes will be necessary to navigate News-O-Gram, as everything will be voice activated. Voice activation would be used in every aspect of this invention: to change channels, adjust volume, as well as other simple setting changes.
News would be sent to viewers immediately, the second that it happens. No longer would viewers be unsure of the details of events worldwide, but rather would know the facts right away. No more waiting for delayed press/news statements/articles. News would be delivered at lightning speed in public and private spaces. Channels would range from country to country, and would be able to be accessed all at the sound of your voice. Channels would be arranged by...

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