Did you get into the interactive film “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch?”
I didn’t, but I guess it is another technological wave that will wash over us and become part of our every day experience.
Today’s writers and producers have to stay ahead of things and see around the corner. A lot of them are creating the corners. They are just wired that way.
As an early adapter of technology (my first computer was a Kaypro), I can speak first hand about the importance of staying at least abreast of current trends. Using common sense to see what is going to stick and what is just a passing fad.
We are used to interactive gaming, so why not interactive programming. Here’s an article from MediaPost about Netflix’s latest venture – https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/333406/netflix-leans-into-interactive-programming-with-y.html?
My personal video watching is pretty passive though, so for me, I don’t know that I’ll be pressing for alternate endings anytime in the near future.