posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 11:20 PM
It's funny you mention this. My mom came down to visit this week, and we like to talk about conspiracy theories. We discussed reality television, and
it got me thinking about this very topic.
I remember seeing a commercial for a show called "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here", in which celebrities were on an island and the audience
decided what trials or dangers they might face (the example in the commercial showed "America" deciding to release a swarm of bees on someone). When
I saw that, I thought to myself, "this is it. This is the first step towards the movie "Running Man".
The "Saw" franchise was also pretty big at the time, and I could easily picture a not-too-distant future where criminals were tortured and killed in
entertaining ways for ratings.
And for the record, no. I would not watch a public execution. ANYONE'S execution.