I was listening to BEP when I was reminded of some of their videos, which led to the following thought process:
All media should be at the maximum density and information content. If I want to just listen to the music, I should be able to turn off the video, and so on. The point being that if I want, I can get maximum immersion experience for everything.
Sure, it’s expensive to create content this way and all that. But it would be fun. Like the real world, it would all be there, and we’d be left to our avenues to decide what to take in and interpret.
But, I also like books, only for the reason that I can imagine the live picture in my head. And there are ample songs that I’ve heard and loved, which I’m sure I’d not have liked as much, had I seen their videos first.
Then again, I can also choose to ignore the media in its most dense form, and prefer to use a simpler and less information content version. But will I do that?
In other words, if given a choice of a detailed report and an executive summary, we’d probably choose the summary, because of the information overload. But what about entertainment? High-definition content at 1040p is all the rage! And what if we overlook something subtle that is only contained in the detailed higher tiered medium? I don’t think I’d want to miss that.
Being overwhelmed by Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, FriendFeed, IIMC Extranet, Google Reader, email and of course, the physical interactions.