Chapter 12. How Did You Ever Live Without It?


It’s funny how quickly we become accustomed to new technologies when they fit neatly into our lives. Like a pair of new shoes that are so comfortable we simply decide to wear them home from the store, a major innovation can suddenly become so ingrained in our lifestyle that it’s as if we always had it.

This is certainly the case with video, gaming, and audio IEDs. Ask anybody who owns them. Most will tell you they can scarcely remember how they ever survived without them.

In the beginning of this book, we set out to define how video, audio, and gaming IEDs are fostering a revolution in our living rooms. In this final chapter, we assess the nature of this revolution and find that in the continuum ...

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