I take a radical view of the way TV will be consumed in the future, but some of that radicalism is based on how little will change. We will watch full screen scheduled TV, but the schedule might have been created by a friend or an intelligent agent. But we will be watching the Twitter feed as we watch more an more. Indeed, it's only a matter of time before someone comes up with a live graphing application that tracks along with TV shows indicating their popularity; this is turn will enable a new level of participation.
But the most radical step will come as mobile and tablet devices become remote controls and sync the second screen with the first, providing the kind of interactivity that seemed so clunky on the red button in a seamless way.
As the NYTimes correspondent points out, it's all possible now, and it's already changing the way viewers react to telly, but this is scary behaviour to those enjoying the half a century status quo that is commercial television.