Digital mixer bills have become the norm in the past few years, but Senate Democrats have been looking for something a bit more unique.
They’ve proposed a digital escape room, or DOL, to create an interactive space for people who aren’t part of a traditional entertainment establishment.
Senate Democrats plan to unveil their DOL on Monday.
Here are some of the things that they’ll do.
How can we make the technology we use work for us?
Senate Democrats want to create a DOL where people can find entertainment in ways that aren’t possible in traditional venues.
“We want to bring people into this space that doesn’t exist in the same way that they do now,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said during a panel discussion on the topic.DOLs allow people to explore and experience entertainment in new ways.
For instance, people can sit down at a table in the DOL and play a game or listen to audio clips.
The DOL can also be used to play video games, listen to music and watch movies.
While the technology is new, the idea has been around for some time.
Some people, including some in the entertainment industry, are excited about the idea, but many others are skeptical.
“You’ve got this tech that has been out for a long time, but it hasn’t been used to do a good job of serving our needs, and I think we need to make sure that the technology works for us,” said Kevin L. Seidl, senior vice president of digital media for Warner Bros. Entertainment, in a statement.
“That’s where we are as an industry.”
Senate Democrats are hoping the technology can bring people together.
“This is a chance to really take this technology to the next level, so that we can have an inclusive, open and fun environment where we can all have fun,” said Stabenows top Senate Democrat, Richard Blumenthal, D.
Stabenows DOL would be a place where people could come to and meet, play video game, watch a movie or have a chat.
“The DOL is really a place to go and interact and be creative with our technology,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D.-N.Y. “You can actually see how it works, how people interact with it.”
Democrats want the DIL to be accessible to everyone.
They also want it to allow people who want to get in touch with friends and family to do so, and they want it not only to be fun, but to bring out the best in people.
“Our hope is that people who are already in the industry or who are fans of this technology can join our DOL,” said Schumer.
The DIL would have to be approved by the Senate.
StubHub and other entertainment providers have pushed for DOLs for years.
The Senate has already approved a bill that would allow online video game and TV stations to use a DIL as a place for fans to get together and talk about shows and movies.
The bill passed the House in April and is now headed for the Senate for consideration.
The bill is expected to have bipartisan support in the Senate, and it’s possible that the Senate could vote on it this week.
Democrats are looking to have a bill with more than 60 co-sponsors before it’s ready for a vote.