The screen, a window to the real and imaginary world for the people of the 21st century

April, 27; 2021. By
In these moments in which humanity is living the coronavirus pandemic, with different confinements depending on the area or country in which each person lives, the screen, and mainly the screen of our "smart" mobile phone, is shown as the main window for people to relate and interact with our world and also with the fantasy worlds that video games and movies can offer, as well as literature or other diverse artistic manifestations.

Not in our wildest dreams would we have imagined that that small screen, adding to this the larger ones, such as tablet screens or televisions (or even old movie theaters), were going to have the importance they are having in our days, and that they will foreseeably have throughout the 21st century and possibly later.

And it is that the video through the mobile, an evolution of the cinema as it was known before, discovers the reality: we receive through this medium little movies from all over the world channeled through social networks and messaging applications. Therefore, the importance of video, of the screen, of the mobile, is high at the moment and as we have said predictably it will be even more important as the 21st century passes. Let's say internet video is "like drinking water" for us now.

The next evolutionary leap for the screen is when we connect our thinking directly to each other (advanced internet) or to machines. But just as there has been cinema in three dimensions (the famous "glasses") and it has not finished curdling, in this way in this publishing house we think that in the future stage of the internet, films will continue to be important because to tell a story it is necessary that the planes, the spotlights, the accents, in short the narrative resources, are dominated by the director and in a free 3d environment this cannot be given since it is possible that the viewer could locate somewhere in the scene that it will not facilitate the vision of an important fact for the development of the story.

So in principle we can say that cinema, yes, that medium, that art, brought to the world by the Lumière brothers in the 19th century, will show to us almost eternal and its importance will be high even as the internet evolves. And, as we have said before, not even in the best dreams of the writer of this article, Pedro Alonso Pablos, came to imagine that the video on the internet, of which he is a pioneer, was going to mean so much to humanity.