I first began to wonder about how the media have affected our perception of reality, in the early 1970s. I was in a friend’s room overlooking a non-league football pitch and there was a game on. I was facing the window as we chatted, and I noticed a goal being scored. A couple of seconds afterwards, I realised I was still waiting for the action replay.
Are there other ways in which we are being conditioned by modern communications technology?