I've got a discussion for you, my Big Brother friends.
For my Media Law and Ethics course, I'm looking into the current surveillance society in the UK (this bloggives a decently unbiased round-up for those unfamiliar with the notion), including legalities and ethics and all that jazz. While comparisons to Orwell's1984abound, I'm interested in the public's opinion on a slightly different angle.
Shows likeBig Brother(reality TV) andPerson of Interestpresent surveillance in a more positive or humorous light than typically accepted. I'm wondering if the majority believes this is merely presenting the "positive" side of the argument or if it's a subtle play at turning the public opinion toward favoring surveillance. Or, if it's completely unrelated and television stations are simply looking for a way to make money and entertainment.
I'm curious to know what y'all think.