Currently, the television shows us what the TV station decides to show us. We sit at "dumb" terminals and let other people decide what we will watch, when we will watch it, what angles we see it at, and how many minutes of commercials we see. Television as it exists now promotes the mass culture. People lose a lot of creativity when they all see the exact same things day after day. By promoting the telecomputer, something that is completely customized by the user, we move back to the individual.
The telecomputer promotes creativity. If every telecomputer terminal is connected to every other terminal in the world, we all have the ability to create our own programming. The number of channels we have the option to see is as vast as the number of computers connected.Back to Top