While you’re watching TV, your TV could be watching YOU, but only if you buy a special kind of DVR that not only notes what shows you watch (the way a Tivo does), but actually SPIES on you (NOTE: subscribers can still listen to this show) and records what you are eating and talking about, so it can insert advertisements tailored just for you into the shows you’re watching (who would buy such a thing?)
One of the reasons that people may vote against their own interests is the popularity of Reality TV shows. We begin to exhibit symptoms and behaviors indistinguishable from what the real world would understand as a persecutory delusion. The closer to the truth we get, the crazier we seem, until we end up doing things like supporting a needless war that maimed and killed thousands of our soldiers.
We keep hearing that we need to turn off the TV, get off the couch, and go outside and exercise. Anne Strieber’s diet book–which has been REDUCED in price to help YOU reduce–has a chapter about exercise titled "The Tyranny of the Body."
Research scientist Jaye Derrick disagrees: Her study found that watching a rerun of a favorite TV show may help restore the drive to get things done in people who have used up their reserves of willpower or self-control.