What can you say about the effect of television on us?

"Deserves to be the modern classic on mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens." In this modern classic that television is emotionally equivalent to electronic heroin: "The nearest analogy to the addictive power of television and the transformation of values that is wrought in the life of the heavy user is probably heroin. Heroin flattens the image; with heroin, things are neither hot nor cold; the junkie looks out at the world certain that what ever it is, it does not matter. The illusion of knowing and of control that heroin engenders is analogous to the unconscious assumption of the television consumer that what is seen is 'real' somewhere in the world. In fact, what is seen are the cosmetically enhanced surfaces of products. Television, while chemically non-invasive, nevertheless is every bit as addicting and physiologically damaging as any other drug.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Depends on what you watch, could be intellectual programmes or moronic game shows, where you participate in phone votes.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think television has as big effect on us as we have been led to believe. As a matter of fact, I really think that . . . Oh, wait a minute!! The commercial is over. I HAVE to get back to my program!! Catch ya later.

  • 1 decade ago

    sorry would like to write more!!!! but my program is just starting!

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