Sunday, October 8, 2006

Virtual Newsreaders

The television news media seems to be somewhat aware that the general population doesn't consider them to be doing a good job. That makes a system that combines search and scan of internet news stories with video game technology to create a virtual news report both interesting and scary. It even searches blogs to generate pundit commentary.
One can imaging a world where this technology advances sufficiently to replace actual newscasts. This would put the world of the news back into the hands of the print sources, where in theory there is enough time and space to explore all the necessary details to create a proper context for the story. On the other hand, it further removes the video news media from the responsibility of actually doing real reporting. We will see what the landscape looks like in forty years.

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