Re: The Experiment

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Date: Sun May 19 2002 - 19:42:41 BST

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Vincent Campbell <>
    > Using my web-access here, so don't know if this'll get through or
    > Anyway, following Steve's reminder I've been watching 'The Experiment' a
    > repeat of the zimbardo prison experiment from the 1970s. It has been
    > fascinating TV, and I feel shows how reality TV can have its moments (when
    > prize money, or hoped for fame, isn't a factor).
    > For those who can't see the show yet, so far almost the reverse has
    > to what happened in Stanford. The 'guards' have totally failed to exert
    > control and authority, and the 'prisoners' have been in charge since about
    > day 2, when on prisoner over-looked for "promotion" to being a guard
    > at that moment to play mind games with the guards, with lots of success.

    Hi Vincent, all,

    Yes, I can see the show in Belgium, nice stuff.
    But the reverse effect is no surprise to me though !
    It clips perfectly together with what mankind ( Western that is) evolved
    in to_ individualition, tolerance, the dislike of what power stands for, etc
    had their influence. IMO, of great ( memetic) importance !
    In 30 years, lets say in one generation, people, their memes
    changed. But nevertheless, the battle between good and bad, as shown
    on the BBC, changed over time in favour of the good.
    If that is a ' good ' point, we 'll see !




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