[ExI] Demography (was: tech influence)

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 01:33:05 UTC 2014

Hah.  Many do think TV actors are real.  When a soap opera woman has a baby
on the show, or gets married on the show, she gets all sorts of mail
congratulating her, baby clothes, gifts, etc.  Clearly many cannot separate
TV from life itself.  What a man I know found out that John Wayne was
really Marion Morrison, did not do his own stunts and wore a wig, he
stopped being a fan.  And then there are those who think that you cannot
put anything on TV that isn't true!  Never overestimate the under average
IQ bunch.  bil

On Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Tara Maya <tara at taramayastales.com> wrote:

> On Feb 9, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> What about those natural experiment findings from India and Brazil showing
> rapid culturally induced shifts in fertility due to television? Are soap
> opera characters vivid enough to act as counterparts to grandmothers in
> setting expectations?
> Yes, I would think so. It's not that women believe the characters are
> real, but that they believe the characters model the lifestyle and life
> history of real upper middle class women whom they wish to emulate.
> And of course, television in and of itself is also a form of birth
> control.  ;)
> Tara Maya
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