"The thing is, the cloud gaming stuff is running off much more expensive hardware than what Sony will ever be able to put in its [PlayStation 3] box. It's a bit like the arcade days, when the arcade machines were $10,000 and you were paying for your time on them.
"Once the other media hubs can have games - and I don't mean Checkers, but things like Call of Duty - the public will get confused. With that in mind, who is able to make a TV? Sony is already making them, so it will have to take all that stuff into its TVs."
Like the smartphone, which took the humble mp3 player and fused it with cameras, gaming, internet and phone capabilities, the TV will combine cloud gaming and entertainment technology into one webcentric and capable device. Imagine using Sony's PS3 remote in conjunction with a Sony TV, streaming a game from servers hidden in the cloud.
"So my prediction is that Microsoft will have to make a TV. What choice do they have? There have been lots of reports that Apple has bought out a large LCD panel-making company. It's pretty obvious that they're on the trail too."
Perry's TV utopia sounds far too futuristic to hinder current technologies. But his company Gaikai has already signed a deal with LG, where it will incorporate its technology into their TVs. When you consider IPTV's origins, evolution and promise, coupled with movie delivery services, you wonder: perhaps this point of conversion is closer than we think?