What Will the Living Room of the Future Look Like?

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Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote and Fluxx's Paul Dawson discuss what the living room of the future may look like. They speak with Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)

Ryan chilcote is here as well.

You are getting pretty adept at talking and playing at the same time.

Attention deficit disorder is something i've lived with for a very long time and i have come to master it.

What is the xbox one like versus the playstation 4? quite clearly, the xbox one because it comes with kinect and the interactivity built in, it has more to offer to people were not just gamers.

Even though i might look like a gamer, i just lay the part.

That's good, but you pay more for it when you buy it.

We're just discussing about how it transferred it from a hard-core gamer machine into a different device.

Is it going to be the centerpiece of the living room, this new xbox one?

That or the playstation 4? it's played in the living room and they are all competing for one thing, to get their device to be the first thing that comes on when you turn on your tv.

The war for hdmi one, or input one.

It's a good chance.

Where do you see all of this in the living room today sitting in to the evolution of the living room?

Landed the living room emerge?

The upper class were the only was with the luxury of having a single function rooms for hundreds of thousands of years and it was only when we got to after the war where we had a parlor where you might pray together, bathed together, do any number of things.

Once that had gone and we added the living room, we did not know what to do with it.

Others used it as a place to gather around the radio or the tv.

That sort of continues.

What happened in the 1980's is that all of the kids disappeared listening to the walkman, playing on their atari, watching a. now when you have the mobile gaming devices, ipad and iphone, people sit in for the tv doing something else on a device and that's the interesting bit.

Families are beginning to come together.

Even though they're doing different things.

The other funny thing, we were talking about this earlier.

We banned them in the house until they can read.

Now they can read so they want a game console.

They would not play games that they did not have consoles but the reality is they steal our iphones.

They go off and hide somewhere and then you never find your kid.

They disappear.

It's interesting that if you have a console the children reemerge and actually it's a good thing in the sense that you interact with your children a little bit.

It may be hard to believe that our old xbox 360 broke very conveniently about a week ago.

I was asking the kids who was going to miss it and whether they would be willing to contribute to a new xbox one.

Most of them said yes including the ones who did not game.

That's how they play dvds, watch on-demand movies.

This is an evolution beyond simply games.

What are those other areas?

If you look at something like the xbox one kinect, or instance, it can look at you until you your heart rate.

That's how sophisticated this is.

If you think about its ability to understand which muscles you are exerting effort through, it has the ability to do anything from ballet training, martial arts training, teaching you how to dance.

And the wii was meant to be this console that prompted everyone to be athletic.

Is it taking it to a new level?

For a whole christmas, we thought that was the future of entertainment, right?

And education as well.

Built-in skype, video conferencing, maybe even for my living room if we were one year ahead now.

In the interest of transparency, when i was using the xbox one yesterday, the voice recognition did not always work.

The pr for microsoft said that's because i had an american accent and it was prepared to hear a british accent.

What high-tech good understands an antiquated language?

It did recognize.

Maybe there were good reasons for that.

You think it's a much more sophisticated device.

They interact with one another through the xbox?

Treks we have six members of the family and it's just been the xbox -- we have had six members of the family.

When they went to go to bed and they're watching a movie, you will say xbox stop and it does not matter what language.

The problem is it's not locked to my voice.

It recognizes anyone.

They tell it to start playing again and we have this argument all over again, this arc word three-way argument.

The living room will continue to be dominated by a big screen?

Will that be the focal point?

We talked a lot about the living room and its future and it always comes back to tv, always focused on that.

At the end of the day, there has to be a big-screen somewhere in the future is about any device doing that potentially.

And what's poured into the tv that matters.

Lots of unusual companies are trying to get access.

We have not talked about the obvious google, apple, facebook.

The unexpected players and people we expected to see but who are not there.

You thought that they would have been an amazing participant in this whole digital content debate but they are nowhere.

I know it's a hard one.

Which company will win our attention within the living room?

If you look at samsung, 26% share on smart tvs, they are going to be -- i hate smart tvs.

There is so much potential.

They have screens and devices . i would love to see what facebook is going to do, what google and apple are going to do.

They are not even starting the game yet.

It so extraordinary.

This is supposed to make our lives simpler but we have a lot of competing technologies that we will have to measure up and make choices about over the next several years.

I already have played with the

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