1. In the age of television, reading books is not as important as it once was. People can learn as much by watching television as they can by reading books.
2. The purpose of many advertisements is to make consumers want to buy a product so that they will ‘be like’ the person in the ad. This practice is effective because it not only sells products but also helps people feel better about themselves.
3. Because of television and worldwide computer connections, people can now become familiar with a great many places that they have never visited. As a result, tourism will soon become obsolete.
4. High-speed electronic communications media, such as electronic mail and television, tend to prevent meaningful and thoughtful communication.
5. In this age of intensive media coverage, it is no longer possible for a society to regard any woman or man as a hero. The reputation of anyone who is subjected to media scrutiny will eventually be diminished.