1.20.15 ‘Something like 500 hours of radio and TV’

Who says science fiction can’t be funny?

“Nothing really new has been created since the Overlords came… There’s nothing left to struggle for and there are too many distractions and entertainments. Do you realize that every day something like 500 hours of radio and TV our out over the various channels? If you went without sleep and did nothing else, you could follow less than a twentieth of the entertainment that’s available at the turn of a switch!. No wonder that people are becoming passive sponges — absorbing but never creating. Did you know that the average viewing time per person is now three hours a day? Soon … it will be a full-time job keeping up with the various family serials on TV!” — Arthur C. Clarke, “Childhood’s End,” 1953

The man was a visionary in many ways, but that just had me chuckling. My gig is now a sign of the end-times.

And: “THREE HOURS” a day!