Monday, May 28, 2012
Despite All Your Rage, You're Still Just a Rat in a Cage
Here's a funny and emerging meme - the modern video game as Skinner Box. It's silly and more than a little creepy at the same time. First, this whip-smart piece on Cracked, and now the latest Game|Life podcast.
Mash the button, get your sugar pellet. Don't get electrocuted. Rinse, repeat. This is what government, corporations, and the entertainment industry thinks of you - a brainless lab rat with a credit card. You're being bred and conditioned into an existence as a machine, straight out of Huxley and Orwell. You should be concerned about this. You are not a lab rat. Stop behaving like one.