In this week’s episode of “The Following”, Ryan Hardy receives a threatening video via SMS on his BYOD phone. He hands the phone to an FBI tech who plugs in and instantaneously has the video play on the big screen for all in the Command Center to see.

In Real Life, they would have spent 15 minutes futilely looking for the proper cable, another 15 trying to get AirPlay or GoogleTV to sync, and ultimately they’d end up with 10 people hovering around the small screen to watch.