Bill Gates spoke at the yearly World Economic Forum event in Davos, Switzerland last week. He said that TVs
will be totally different within five years:
"I'm stunned how people aren't seeing that with TV, in five years from now, people will laugh at what we've had," he told business leaders and politicians at the
World Economic Forum.
Gates believes that in the years ahead, more and more TV viewers will desire the flexibility offered by online video. He says they will abandon conventional broadcast television, with its fixed program slots and advertisements that interrupt shows.
"Certain things like elections or the Olympics really point out how TV is terrible. You have to wait for the guy to talk about the thing you care about or you miss the event and want to go back and see it," he said.
"Internet presentation of these things is vastly superior."