Netflix May Come In Pill Form One Day

first_imgStay on target Remember the scene in The Matrix where Neo has to choose between the red pill and the blue pill? One day that may be how you opt to binge on either Kimmy Schmidt or The Walking Dead.At least that’s one future Netflix CEO Reid Hastings sees for the entertainment business. Could you really just pop a pill and be instantly caught up on your favorite shows? Not any time soon, obviously, but maybe “in 20 to 50 years,” Hastings mused.He even went so far as to suggest that you might be able to make a customized playlist. You’ll take “a personalized blue pill,” and “just hallucinate in an entertaining way,” Hastings said. When you’re all caught up, popping “a white pill brings you back to normality.”He wasn’t being totally serious when he made the comment to a Wall Street Journal reporter on stage yesterday, mind you. Instead, he was trying to make a point about how a company like Netflix has to be ready for what’s next. Blockbuster wasn’t prepared when Netflix burst onto the scene and look what happened to them.19 years after its founding, Netflix has 47 million subscribers in the U.S. alone and you’re hard pressed to find a single video rental store that’ still in business. Hastings doesn’t want that to happen to Netflix, so rest assured… if there’s some far-out, sci-fi way to get their library of original content into your brain then he’s going to do everything he can to make sure Netflix is the company that brings it to you.All you’ll have to decide is whether to take the blue pill, wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe… or take the red pill  and stay in Wonderland and let Netflix show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies last_img read more