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A Brave New Audience Over time technology has become increasingly more advanced This is unfortunate for mankind because the more advanced the more serious television gets the worse it is for its viewers It constantly feeds people information with which they take in without even knowing its perils What they think is an excellent source of information is actually a dangerous medium through which millions of Americans reduce their intelligence According to Neil Postman it is simply just a detriment of content because it focuses more on images rather than content In Postmans essay The Huxleyan Warning he exhorts readers that Huxleys prophecies are beginning to be realized He claims that society will enslave themselves through their love for their own tyranny the technologies that disable their abilities to think This technology comes through the form of a television screen These prophecies which were first introduced to us by Aldous Huxley are visible in the movie The Truman Show Truman is a normal human being unknowingly being watched by billions of viewers ever since his birth Viewers are stuck to their television sets watching his every move What is unfortunate is that Huxleys beliefs are beginning to be fulfilled the audience cannot seem to leave Truman They are prisoners of the television The Truman Show has created a way of life for them However society has not always been drowned out by technology Culture used to rely on traditional tools not technology Tools do not affect the dignity and rectitude of the culture to which they are introduced Unfortunately we are presented with the phenomenon of technology most notably the television and computer which has greatly affected our lives It is referred to as a phenomenon because it controls its users minds yet the users cannot even conceive this because they are so deeply involved in the latter half of the twentieth century television has reached a perverse maturity in Americas
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