Have you ever turned on your flat screen television to watch a movie and forgot to turn it off after the film ended? Well, you're not alone on this one! The way they make these screens these days it can be quite difficult to remember. Therefore, TV manufacturers should produce televisions with a triple warning system for shutting off the contraption. The first warning would be some sort of bright colorful symbol that appears on the screen if the television remains on, but inactive for several minutes. Furthermore, this symbol would remain on the screen for a set timeframe: That way the forgetful watcher will notice they forgot to turn the television off when he or she enters the room. Next, the second warning will be a sharp chiming sound. This is even better than the first warning, because the sound will be heard from a certain distance; unlike the symbol, which can only viewed if the person is in the room. Now, the chime sound can be set to go off once, twice, thrice, or even four times in case he or she is in the shower and doesn't hear it the first time around. Finally, the third warning will be an audible voice. This voice may say a number of phrases such as "Television shutting off!", "You have thirteen seconds left before the television shuts off!" or "You forgot to shut the television off!" Hence, the person would scramble into the room to let the television know whether he or she is still watching the television or for the television to shut itself off.
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