Imagine your TV not only brought you all your favourite TV shows, but gave you full access to everything you do on the internet too? You could watch YouTube videos, browse facebook, browse photos online, play your favourite games.
Google are doing just that, with Google TV. Google have posted on their blog: Google TV is a new experience for television that combines the TV that you already know with the freedom and power of the Internet. With Google Chrome built in, you can access all of your favourite websites and easily move between television and the web. This opens up your TV from a few hundred channels to millions of channels of entertainment across TV and the web.
Your television is also no longer confined to showing just video. With the entire Internet in your living room, your TV becomes more than a TV it can be a photo slideshow viewer, a gaming console, a music player and much more.
Google TV uses search to give you an easy and fast way to navigate to television channels, websites, apps, shows and movies. For example, already know the channel or program you want to watch? Just type in the name and you're there. Want to check out that funny YouTube video on your 48" flat screen? It's just a quick search away. If you know what you want to watch, but you're not sure where to find it, just type in what you're looking for and Google TV will help you find it on the web or on one of your many TV channels. If you'd rather browse than search, you can use your standard program guide, your DVR or the Google TV home screen, which provides quick access to all of your favourite entertainment so you're always within reach of the content you love most."
With technology as it is, this is really the next logical step in technology.
I imagine that our remote controls will evolve in the very near future to work as touch screens, so everything can be done from the couch without moving. Perhaps not an entirely great thing as it could make the next generation quite lazy, but it is interesting to see how technology continues to evolve, and how large a part Google continue to play.