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Television Education and Technology in Todays SocietyThe advance of mass communication is natural in a technologically advanced society In our countrys short history we have seen the development of the printing press the radio the television and now the Internet all of these able to reach millions of people Equally natural is the poisoning and corruption of these medias to benefit a few Television and the Internet dont have to be a weapon against us used to sway our opinions to conform to people who care only about their prosperity and not ours We can stop being motivated by technological advances instead we can laugh at it as a cheap attempt to persuade our mindsWe often hear phrases like television has changed the world America is a society where everyone owns at least one television set and is the most used appliance in households where watching it daily has become routine Nowadays people dont find the time for an art exhibit crafts or even a candle lit dinner Deadlines cell phones basketball games the internet fast food and total chaos seems to be on everybodys minds Today the majority of parents work and watching television is considered by most good quality family time Its a time where families catch up on each others lives and are entertained without incurring the expense of going out to a movie The television also doubles as an inexpensive babysitter Children keep their eyes glued for hours on end to the magical box Not only is the television an inexpensive baby sitter its educational with programs such as Sesame Street giving children opportunity to learn at home through imagery in an entertaining way While the children are glued to the set parents relax and enjoy themselves Classrooms are being forced to move from the printed word into the world of entertainment in hopes of keeping the attention of children In Neil Postmans Amusing Ourselves to Death he aims
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