nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Near Futurology

These days, people can escape tv advertising pretty effectively, thanks to Tivo and DVDs. For some decades, politicicians have been selling their souls because tv advertising is so expensive.

What happens to politics when tv advertising is gone?

I like to think that political advertising will take to the skies--there's something charmingly surreal about hot air balloons shaped like politician's heads.

However, that's not going to work very well--the sky, oddly enough, seems to have limited bandwidth.

Politicians might have to become interesting. It would be nice if they rediscover oratory, but I don't think I'll be totally surprised if they go in for pie fights.

Alternatively, the only people who vote are news junkies and those who can be pushed into it by organizations. For all I know, that's already what's happening.

What do you think?

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