One of the (very) few problems with flat-screen TVs is the loss of yet another age-old children's myth: that there are small humans inside that enclosure acting out everything onscreen. Yes, it sounds completely ridiculous, but there's something endearing about it, too.
And that spreads to a lot of other things. Arthur C. Clarke once said something to the effect that if you don't understand how it works, it's basically magic. And especially in these tech-heavy days, things keep getting more mysterious and more magical. At the same time, some age-old mysteries still endure, and hopefully will in their curious way for a long time to come.