When you look at where the U.S. derives its power and influence from outside of its military, it’s easy to point to Hollywood, which has been, and will continue to, dominate the global entertainment industry for years to come.

In 2012, Billboard reported that the U.S. entertainment and media market generated $479.23 billion alone, which amounted to 29.2% of the $1.639 trillion generated by the entertainment and media market worldwide. In the same report, Billboard is projecting that in 2017, the U.S. can expect to generate $632.09 billion, or 29.4% of the $2.152 trillion worldwide total.

It’s important to note that none of this would have been the case had Charles Francis Jenkin’s not pioneered the motion picture out of a small Indiana town in the 1890’s.

Fast forward to 2016, and it’s more evident than ever that Jenkin’s projector has migrated from the movie cinemas into a part of everyday human life.

Lets take education for example: From the K-12 all the way up to the university level, projectors of all kinds are used in auditoriums, classrooms, and lecture halls to teach lessons while catering to different learning styles of students by incorporating videos, pictures, sounds, and text into teaching. Projectors are proven to help students understand concepts more clearly, which is why educators emphasize their importance in the classroom. Will this ever change? It has, in many ways. As technology continues to accelerate at an unprecedented level, so do projectors and their usability. For example, the implementation of SMART Boards by more and more school boards across the U.S. has provided educators with the interactive learning experience that their students deserve in the 21st century.

Many similarities within the education setting also cross over when looking into the needs of a small and large businesses as well. As many Fortune 500 companies are well aware, taking advantage of the highest resolution and most technologically advanced projectors makes a professional first impression during meetings with high-profile investors, board members, and representatives visiting from other companies. Higher-resolution projectors mean more detailed information for audiences which can bring graphs, power points, and data to life making corporate presentations more appealing and easy to understand.

What does this mean for the future of projectors?

In the not so distant future, projectors will use lasers to generate light. How will this work? Lasers will replace normal projector lamps as they only create the colors needed – requiring a lot less power to operate and creating a much brighter picture. Lasers also don’t require the projector to “heat up” or “cool down”, which in turn saves a considerable amount of time.

What seems most striking, however, is the longevity companies like Epson are claiming lasers will have. Epson says that the lasers in the LS10000 (one of the world’s best laser projectors for home theater) will withstand 30,000 hours on a single run. When comparing that to the 3,000 hours that most $250-$400 home projector lamps can withstand on a single run, the savings seem astounding.

What was once a thought only in a futuristic science fiction world is now happening right before our eyes.

Personalized learning in the 21st century has completely evolved, for everyone. Fortunately, there are businesses that have evolved with it, which can best service potential customers questions concerning different products, displays, and warranties. While some businesses have acted as referral mediums to big manufactures, others have over a decade of customer satisfaction thanks to nothing other than honesty, top quality service, and extensive knowledge in projector industry.