Chaotic signals from Radio and Television
Familiar image of modern times
Are we addicted to chaos
A noisy home is where many people have originated from today, whether you live in a rural area, a city, town, or even on a farm. Listening to loud noises and noise making is something that many people have grown quite acquainted to ever since the industrial revolution and the rise of machines.
Radio – Defined by Wikipedia, “is the transmission of signals through free space by electromagnetic waves with frequencies significantly below visible light, in the radio frequency range, from about 3 kHz to 300 GHz.”
Radios have been in our lives for many years, and the very first radio transmitters were invented by , and was granted his patent back in 1943 by the US Government’s Supreme court, but the very first wireless radio signal was sent by a Nicolas Tesla in 1895, as he sent a radio wave across the English channel reproducing the “S” symbol, as the very first super long distance radio telegraphed message of sorts, across the transatlantic which took a years time to finally receive. Guglielmo Marconi
This was a very significant occurrence and many other inventors’ years later would learn to adapt to this new innovation of sorts, to eventually lead to the modern day radios of the 21 century. The eventual development of the transistor radio, and the application of building its inner workings into computers, has made it possible for us to communicate the way we do today using them.
Addiction to abrasive sounds-
People have adapted a form of acceptance today to loud noise coming from radios, and music sound systems. Now, since many people need to drive cars today to get from place to place, and many cars are fully equipped with powerful sound systems, this happens without putting much thought into it all.
Some people actually have chosen to ramp up the audio volume levels in their cars, by upgrading them with stronger woofers, or speakers that increase the outward bound sound waves, bass, and treble, which actually has the potential to cause severe havoc and catastrophic damage to a persons ear drums, if turned up just a few notches on the volume. This is by far the best example of being addicted to such chaotic extremes sound waves can cause, and especially if not properly managed with protective or preventative safety measures such as ear plugs, which are used in industrial areas, and are strickly mandatory.
- Did you know? that the a radio station dial setting of both AM & FM are actually technical acronyms, for the measure of a type of modulation from sound wave signals.
- AM - Amplitude Modulation
- FM - Frequency Modulation
2011's U.S. Statistics on Television viewing addiction
- 49% of the people in the U.S. say their addicted to television
- 3 million videos have been checked out of the public libraries in the U.S.
- 6 million videos have been rented out in the U.S. for viewing purposes
- 99% of the actual total of U.S. citizen’s have a television in their homes
- A total of 2.24 TV sets on average are in every household in the U.S.
- 66% of the U.S. homes actually have at least 3 televisions in them
- 250 Billion is the total number of hours televisions gets watched per year
- 1,680 is the total number of minutes that the average child watches television
- 70% of U.S.day care centers use TV to assist in keeping children entertained
- Children witness 200,000 violent acts while watching TV by the age of 18
Television is compelling
I will refrain from providing the definition of TV, because most of us pretty much know very well what it is, but I did provide up above this cool video & down below that old school TV image, some useful statistics as to how much people are viewing it all. Watching TV has become something second nature to the average person worldwide and ever since it became available to the public back in 1920, and not just in America. It's something that has almost become an essential factor in a person’s childhood development, and even became a sort of anti-cultural upbringing as well today, with parents using TV’s as a substitute babysitter at times.
People have become so addicted to watching it, that they will spend much more time in front of the TV and all throughout their life, then in the actual engagement of normal functioning activities in nature, in the community, at work, at play, or even in connection with true reality.
This is something that has not come as a shock to us all, because of the fact that the average person has grown to adapt to the more modern day commodity, and learned to utilize such a machine to afford them information in the form of visual entertainment, which presents them with a plethora of viewing choices, besides the fact that they can sit or lay down in a relaxed state of being while doing so.
Cool addictive HDTV's
Television Addiction is Real
This form of addiction is by far the most addicting in today's day and age, and has been the end result of many people losing sight of reality altogether, their health consciousness, and over livelihood issues. This is the case for many Americans, even if they must go to a 9-5 job, because most of them, will simply return to the vicious cycle of starring at that crazy box as soon as they return back home from a hard days or nights work.
Today TV’s have evolved in such a way that they are now equipped to accept digital signals as opposed to analog, and this also affords people the ability to connect their TV’s to the internet, which will be addressed in another part of this hub series on chaos & technology. The use of the Internet on per say a wide screen television, has posed and even greater addictive behavioral factor, and the potential for anyone to fall victim to.
This is so mainly since the Internet doesn’t have a limitation to selective channels too choose from, and it has much more than meets the eye for folks, with billions of web locations for all viewing purposes, this is one tough technology to resist, but its oh so chaotic at the same time. The funny thing is you can watch television programs on the web, on your wide screen TV, and how ironic & quite chaotic is that.
In recent years TV’s have gotten much flatter by their high technical design, slicker looking, and intensively wider looking, and they even have 3D Televisions today such as from manufacturers as Samsung, LG, Panasonic, and many more.
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