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Since the 20th century, we’ve experienced a technology explosion that has granted us a luxuries and new opportunities where virtually anything seems possible. Along with the positive developments are ominous collaborations designed to deprive us of our inherent birthright to the power of a free mind.[1]

In the Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, Jerry Mander argued in 1978 that the medium itself was not reformable, but reforms us... and is dangerous to personal health and sanity,[2] as it gives us desensitizing ideas that we normally and sanely wouldn't have even considered otherwise (See also Influencing machine).

A scene of a minor who is chained and imprisoned calling for help, as he's waiting to be eaten, in Tales from the Darkside (1990)

Boy trapped

References[]

  1. Taylor, Eldon. Mind Programming: From Persuasion and Brainwashing (2015)
  2. Mander, Jerry. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television (1978)
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