posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 01:36 AM
In Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" and the subsequent movie, there was a scene in which the heroes wife is captivated by her television programs. She
has a large screen on one wall which she watches constantly. The people in the shows she watches are her friends.
Her friends on the screen will talk and gossip and discuss all sorts of banal topics, and ever now and then they all turn to the camera and as if the
are looking directly at the wife and ask, "what do you think?
The wife stutters an answer and is just thrilled to have been part of the conversation.
While visiting a friend the other day I had the opportunity to watch Dora the Explorer with his two 3 year old son.
So Dora is going on and on with her friends and all of a sudden the cartoon turns to the camera and says " what do you think".
There was a brief pause of several seconds allowing time for the child to answer, after which Dora exclaims something like "Wonderful" and continues
on with the story line pausing now and then for more responses.
Our two and three year olds.
No wonder we vote for the best singer and thank God for democracy.
edit on 1-6-2011 by TerryMcGuire because: Typo