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via Amsterdam's Underground Cineist
FOR THOSE WHO CARE
: Not only is Netflix a pathetic
way to watch movies, it is also one of the main corporations doing everything it can to force everyone to stream content.
Soon all independent film watching will be eliminated - no dvd or bluray players will exist any longer. This is already happening. Nothing will exist that isn't being regulated, monitored, profiled, censored, streamlined. The choice of what you have access to will become a fraction of what it is at the moment. Therefore much of the rare and non-commercial cinema will just disappear.
Not only that, but it will also force people to consume more energy, when we should be learning to use less. Streaming video accounts for the biggest big chunk of the world's internet traffic. A friend of mine told me that researchers at Lancaster University had calculated how much energy Netflix consumes. Apparently streaming a two-hour high-definition film is like preparing 60 cups of tea in an electric kettle.