The Subconscious War Taking Place on Television Every Day

October 9th, 2012 by Andy in Propaganda & Faux News, Video

Aldous Huxley’s vision of a mediated environment creating a population of servitude and “amusing ourselves to death” is brought into perspective with This provocative and engaging piece on the power and influence of media in our technological society today. It is interesting in its contrast to Orwell’s dystopian vision of a society of external control and coercion, as opposed to the one we seem to be increasingly emersed in today, the one of Huxley’s.

Neil Postman’s prescient observations on cyberculture, and living in a world of information glut, is particularly telling (and somewhat chilling).

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