Technologies That Are Making Changes to the World of Entertainment

It’s hard to ignore the onward march of technology, especially when its advancements are so present in your everyday life, either through your line of work or whether you see the changes online. In fact, the internet itself is often the home for many of these, so it might draw your attention away from how its revolutionizing other areas of entertainment.

Sometimes a technology change makes sense, like in the video game industry and how the advancing technology usually means that the graphical fidelity is improved, for example. However, these advancements might be less obvious in some other instances, where the changes that they make are more in use behind the scenes. In this instance, you might be surprised to learn of how far these industries have been furthered by recent developments.

3D Printers

You might have heard a lot about 3D printers in recent years. It’s a piece of technology that has been incredibly beneficial to the fields of manufacturing, due to the fact that 3D printers can allow for cost and time-efficient production of prototypes and high-quality products. So, it’s no surprise that it has been used to great effect in other industries as well. However, due to the very nature that these are tools used to construct, it’s difficult to notice the sort of impact that they’re actually making. However, their purpose might change the way that you look at a certain industry, for example when you discover how 3D printing is changing sports. This has been especially prevalent in the world of motorsports where manufacturing of individual components could especially be of use.

Special Effects and Stagecraft

For years now, the term ‘greenscreen’ has been synonymous with special effects in TV and cinema, and has been what most people assume is going on when they see large-scale CGI applied in whatever they’re watching (whether that is correct or not). However, due to the increasing amounts of money and new technologies that are being applied to these high-budget productions, the means of applying this ‘movie magic’ has changed and now varies between what you may be watching. For example, recent Disney productions such as ‘The Mandalorian’, have taken advantage of a new technology called ‘stagecraft’, which can go a long way to improving the realism and fidelity of the generated environments. 

Gaming and Load Times

Anyone who is familiar with gaming is likely also familiar with the concept of a loading screen. While you wait for your game to load what you’ll be playing, you sit through a screen that does its best to keep you entertained during this troublesome period. However, new technologies, such as the SSD, are now being openly embraced by consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and can help to cut down on these loading times dramatically, if not remove them completely. While this might not seem like such a big deal at first, being able to cut down on all this excess time means that your gaming experience can be a much more concise experience.