PRISM. Net neutrality. Patent reform. The government’s hand in tech has perhaps never been stronger, and the tech matters that have arisen in the last year affect everyone. It’s always a good idea to watch the President’s State Of The Union, but if you’re someone who even remotely cares about technology, this year’s is one you should make an effort to tune into.
Fortunately, they’ve made it pretty darn easy to watch this year, even for those of us who ditched the cable box ages ago.
The State Of The Union is scheduled to start at 9 P.M Eastern/6 P.M. Pacific.
There are two English-language versions of the stream: one “enhanced” version with all sorts of stuff (read: lots, and lots of tweets) tossed up on screen, and one standard, less-noisy stream. I prefer the latter, so I’ve embedded both.
If you’re tempted to hit that play button before the show starts, it’ll work — but don’t expect much more than a static slide for the next few hours.