Opinion: Will Google's Smart TV Finally Bring Apps and Web Browsing To The Living Room?

Years from now, children will look back at us in 2010 and wonder why we were browsing the web on small laptop screens when we had massive televisions and sound systems available in our living room. Perhaps those same children will wonder what it was like before “Smart TV”. Smart TV is a new service from Intel, Google and Sony that brings the web to our television sets, and if the rumors are true, is likely being announced in a few days at the Google I/O conference. What is this service about, and what does it mean for the future of television and the web?