The NFL Fiasco Is a Sign That Our Virtual Worlds Are Overtaking the Real One
As the build-out of the virtual world continues, televised sports may join horse-racing and soap operas in the dustbin of the past.
And it's shaping how we interact with our communities. I have real world friends with whom I use online media to strengthen the real world relationship. And I have online friends with whom I physically meet up to strengthen the online relationship. The lines between the two are blurring, and I'm not sure which matters more.
All I know is it's a lot harder to radically improve the physical world than the virtual one. To have flying cars, space flight, teleportation, and futuristic public transit requires trillions of dollars, scientific breakthroughs, public-private partnerships, political harmony, and years of build-out. Potentially radical improvements to the virtual world require a handful of people and the money to pay for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web services. In the near-term anyway, the virtual world is likely to continue to gain share relative to the physical one.
So it's hard not to chuckle as so many invested in the NFL thrash and moan about replacement referees. As the build-out of the virtual world continues televised sports may join horse-racing and soap operas in the dustbin of the past.
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