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BLOCKBUSTER vs STREAMING - what's best for the Consumer?

We need to totally rethink the flawed system for digital content distribution that the illuminati set up. Right now your cable box determines your DVR capabilities. Some people buy an extra box like a Roku or Amazon Fire to get additional content. All of this content is spread out in to many places for the consumer.

It used to be that when you went to a blockbuster you could see all the content and make a choice. Many people, myself included, used to go through an entire blockbuster new release section before settling on a movie to rent. Now that's impossible. The movies are spread out on 5 different platforms.



What needs to happens is that someone comes up with a box that allows for all content and then charges for that content based upon who owns the content. The consumer shouldn't need to know whether the show they're interested in came from HBO or Amazon or Netflix.

A variable payment system could be accomplished by a micropayment system where you pay various fees based on where the content is coming from. If the content is in the public domain, that microfee might be 10 cents just to provide the service of finding the content and categorizing it for you,

If the content is from HBO say like the TV Show Barry, then you would be offered the chance to buy a subscription to HBO content or purchase the 1 episode of Barry a la carte. If true competition was happening it should cost something like 2 bucks to rent an episode of Barry and nothing if you're an HBO subscriber.

The problem now is the consumer has to waste time going from HBO, to Netflix, to Amazon, to FX, etc looking for content. All the content should be brought to the consumer in one place. When you went into a blockbuster, there was all the content there in one place (except for some independent rare movies). You should have the same experience on your cable box interface.

The current interfaces for Netflix, Amazon are horrible. They are difficult to use and Netflix plays the shows as trailers while you're browing them which is a horrible experience. You can't watch a trailer and browse a menu at the same time. HBO's interface is probably the best but they also have a tightly curated group of shows which makes their interface more simple.

None of the companies are using the power of computers to help sift this information for consumers. Amazon and Netflix, the two companies who are best positioned to do this since that's what they do online do a horrible job of currating content and allowing users to find what they're looking for. Their recommendation engines are useless and they don't have enough content to ensure that you'll find what you're looking for so why even bother looking?



Meanwhile, video rental stores have been killed by the illuminati. There is 1 blockbuster left in America and that's in Bend Oregon. Blockbuster went from over 9,000 locations worldwide in 2004 to exactly one in America and five in Australia in 2018 after the rise of streaming services killed the home video rental market.

Blockbuster, for all its managerial faults, did what video stores do best: it relied on people and serendipity to create an atmosphere ripe for customer discovery. Employees had their own sections for staff picks, and shelves were lined with current movies in the same aisle as films that were more obscure. Just walking through the store and idly browsing through box art could bring you to unintended discoveries. When a computer suggests something you might like based on your past behavior, it’s constraining in certain ways. You can’t get the kind of studied randomness that’s inherently present in a video store. Blockbuster was ruled by popular taste (movies out now and classics), the taste of its customers (requests), and its employees (staff picks), which are three distinctly human layers that made it possible to discover new things in a curated setting.

What we really lost with the end of the home movie rental era was a guide through the unrelenting tide of stuff in the world. Video rental stores, be they Blockbusters or independent outfits, were a lighthouse in a storm, a place that could show you a passage to safe harbor.



Ironically Blockbuster was an illuminati company that was created to destroy the independent video stores, just like Borders was set up to kill the independent book store. Independent stores are better because the people who own them care about books or movies and hire people who care about books or movies. These people have curated the books and movies and help the customer find what they're looking for.

Now we've lost even the bland big box illuminati version of movie rental stores and book stores. Borders is out of business, Blockbuster is dead. What remains is a wasteland of content on streaming services. Content that is unmageable and alienating. If you can't find what you're looking for, many people stop looking at all. And that's why movie viewing is suffering in Ameria right now. The illuminati have always wanted to kill the film industry and the new digital streaming platforms are really hurting the industry.