Monday, November 21, 2005

The 24-Hour Consumer

Every day, from the moment you awake, until the moment you go to sleep again, your senses are being assaulted by commercial messages. They're everywhere - on the radio, on your cereal box, on bus stops and billboards, the internet and TV. Even my 3G phone now has a banner from my provider on the starting screen. Someone has calculated that in developed countries you receive 3000 commercial messages per day. In Seoul (picture) I think it's considerably more. Especially the giant electronic screens, all over the city, are impressive. Reminds me of the movie 'Blade Runner'...

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