You’ve probably seen the mind-changing, hi-tech gadgets that Hollywood producers use in their movies and television shows; gadgets that no one else, in real life, has actually seen. It’s actually humorous how producers, writers and directors can come up with machines and devices that will brainwash minds. However, did you know that a similar device made for such a use was designed decades ago?
The Television Set: The History Of The Ultimate Brainwashing Device
According to Wikipedia, this brainwasher device was developed approximately 85 years ago (1926) and it’s known as the “television set”. And, believe it or not, it’s the most innovative and effective brainwashing device; a device that can force a person to change their mind or make them do something they might not have done initially.
Why Are Televisions Associated With Brainwashing Devices
Most children and adult watch television on a regular basis and for an extended period of time. What’s the problem with this, you might think. The problem with it the TV is that it’s so effective that transfers information more than what a person would think. As an effective medium, it can send ideas, patters, morals and ethic standards along with telling persons how they should feel about something. The television tells persons what to purchase, live and dress. That is so much information than person might expect from watching TV.
There are three things the media was designed to do:
- Present content that was real and true
- Let people know about risk and events
- Entertain folks
However, today, the television is much commercial-geared and television companies earn much more money. However, the intent of presenting content that’s both real and true is no longer sustained. The commercial factor is the aspect that commands everything else, whether it’s ethical or not.
While people are seeing a reduction in erotic content on the television, other content being played is much more dangerous. Commercial about traditional food advertisements can inconspicuously influence choices. And, commercials’ effects on children are even more evident, as children are still learning about society and the world around them.
Thus, scientific research on television links it with several things:
- Array of psychological disorders
- Abnormal behavior
Advertisements have a significant impact on people’s habits, making them excited about a number of things; things that are not important. It also makes them ignore what really is important.
The majority of parents see the TV as the electronic babysitter but they can’t imagine what life would be like without it. According to statistics, the TV is on for about four to seven hours for an average child. That means five days a month that no physical and/or mental activity and five days of brainwashing. This is the time to look to things people really love; things that would make them happy and healthy. This can only be done by turning off the “boob tube”.