How Television is Damaging Our Lives -- And What We Can Do About It More than an indictment of the dangers of watching too much television, Remotely Controlled draws attention to the glaring imbalances in our lives and shows us how exposure to greenery can counter the harmful effects of the screen.How Television is Damaging Our Lives -- And What We Can Do About It More than an indictment of the dangers of watching too much television, Remotely Controlled draws attention to the glaring imbalances in our lives and shows us how exposure to greenery can counter the harmful effects of the screen.Read Less
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This book is the first anti-TV work that actually affected my viewing habits. Finally, a current, realistic appraisal of the boob tube's harm. HIs ultimate conclusion is that no adult should watch more than 2 hrs of television per day, and a limit of 1 hr a day for children.
He even discusses the techniques that producers and directors use to maintain our attention. It's fascinating to see an inside view of casting decisions, editing, etc. We learn that they aren't done for aesthetics or advertisers, but political correctness. Ultimately, most of what passes for TV is propaganda. Sigman makes the case that TV, while moderately entertaining, is not something that we should base our existence around.
He then shows the heatlh benefits of being out in society, even tending plants, all of them literally more exciting. The most damning fact from the entire book is that a person could burn more calories by staring at a wall. What does that say about the tube? There is a whole world waiting for us. Why should we see it through a four by two box?
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