For better or for worse, television has been how many see the world.
It is a “mediated” experience that shows the viewer exactly what the programmer wants him to see… and believe.
Television has been a remarkable tool of manipulation and indoctrination, and has now created several generations of zombies, morons and dullards here in America.
But poorer parts of the world do not have these things, or at least typically do not have such a close experience with them.
Now, that’s changing. Mexico’s government just spent approximately $1.6 billion dollars to make sure nearly everybody is exposed to the flickering suggestion of the television set – and all that high definition broadcasts and flat screens have to offer.
Setting pace with global standards in an age of massive information and almost universal connectivity is a major interest as well.