Mass media involves the greatest power that humans can exercise- and power can be spun to good and bad ends. .
What we mean by good ends is that media would help exponentially improve economies and sustainability of societies through every community by integrating these goals across its component parts:
Exercise- imagine if the tv you watched at primetime celebrated the fantasy or real game of helping you hunt out the 100 people most committed combinatorially to making 2010s youth's most productive worldwide decade. Help us start background research of this at www.wholeplanet.tv
|.I belong to clubs of people (Entrepreneurial Revolution, Journalists for Humanity and world class brands networks being three practice associations that i have helped found since 1972 when my life was chnaged by first research of 500 youth sharing knowledge around a digital network) who have worked all our professional lives with media and mediation. It is our hopeful mission that it is possible to do good (and multiply goodwill social relationships) with media..||.
VALUING INVESTMENT IMPACT OF NET GENERATION: Since our first work (published as a book in 1984 after a decade of debating articles in The Economist ) on the possibility of the net generation becming 10 times more productive around the world if we invest in youth co-produccing the most huan of millennium goals, we have debated why the future of our species will depend on whether the internet can be designed to offer smart/freedom media opportunities in every way that is opposite to how mass meia was sometimes used to dumb down or command and contrrol. Of course this debate is a modern rendering of can we prevent george orwell's big brother syndrom becoing the end game of a hyperconnected world. Hostorians of media have reasons to be concerned. Even such a small addition to the power of mass media as audio tape recorders being added to the power of radio waves was first exploited by hitler to mutiply his badwill propaganda. Ask yourslef every second of time that you spend on internet or on mobile connectivity- is the design of this communications tool enabling me -and all i network with - to be more pursposefully productive with my time and emotinally intelligent flows, or less.
Mass media has particular risks that societies would be best to expose children to school to being aware of how to prevent at earliest possible ages:
1 It can addict or depress or through violent or other dramatisation cause (lonely or other) people to have a psychotic detachment from reality
2 It can erode communities; technically mass media licences take away some of the communal commons and risk turning peoples active pastimes into passive ones. One best antidote to this is to let children practice open space before they reach adolescence
3 Raises hidden agenda especially who is censoring the media- we dont know of any large scale mass media that isnt censored lbeit in ways that are often subliminal; It is this censorshio that is usually the cause of an ever wider gap between inconveneinet truth and whole truth. History shows that as such gaps widens the eventual consequence is colaspse of civilisation.
4 Can cause an awful mess with politics turning the idea of public service on its head until ultimately peoples are led by command and control mindsets
|.BADWILL MEDIA CASES
post murdoch - changing economics of media - every day in every way
.Goodwill media cases -
top 100 search through www.wholeplanet.tv .
More ways to help youth not to be trapped by mass media:
University of Stars -One of our most important choices of editorial boards at the Journal of Social Busieness is the Future of Heroes. Perhaps you can help us add to our nominations - rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org currently include:
In New Zealand they have worked for 30 years since debating our 1984 book on the future scenarios for the net generation to turn every child into a curious journalist instead of an over-examined and mass media highly propositioned object. see www.thelearningweb.net - the heartening news is that over 10 million chinese families have started taking up this approach to the interface between media and education
It would also help if teachers (including school governors, local public servants and any parents groups concerned with hosting community) were required to read books on the psychological games that mass media manipulators power over including such classics as Packard's Hidden Persuaders and Dichter's Strategy of Desire ...