The article is super interesting.
Though I am not entirely sure I buy all of the extreme dystopian futures described therein (maybe only partially), I most certainly agree with the writer's notions that things are quickly changing in Film and TV in Hollywood and beyond.
I am a strong believer that quality, original storytelling will survive no matter what, as it has achieved since the beginning of humanity. Not entirely sure what forms it will take in the future but the very need to tell and experience stories is intrinsic to the nature of our species, methinks.
For example, I attended a presentation of VR technology at Technicolor in Hollywood a few months ago and I was astounded by the potential storytelling impact of VR technology. I am convinced we will eventually be accessing Star Trek type holodecks for storytelling, maybe within my lifetime. The thought doesn't scare me, though I will forever be saddened by the potential future loss of cinema. There is something magical in that experience, I won't quite know how to replace.
People have always thought each new technology will kill off the previous one, but whether or not this fear actually materialized, with each new format iteration story has remained key and is always sought after. As a creative and a storyteller myself, this gives me hope. As a professional who hopes to generate an income from my passion, I choose to listen and pay attention to the changes and try my very best to adapt.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change."
(This quote is supposedly from Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species" but actually seems to be a shortened version of a quote from a management studies/speech text. Still a very cool notion to think about, non?)