Robin Kestrel Obviously they are aware of the Milgram experiment and its many replications over the years; why the pretense that this is a new phenomenon caused by being on television?
Cena_mark With Milgram the people delivering the shocks were doing it for science. In this experiment they're shocking people to win a game show. This is a good thing. It means we'll be able to watch the "Running Man" in a little over 10 years.
pastorofmuppets Figures Cena would get excited about planes flying into buildings.
bongoprophet you think he actually read the book and not just watched the movie?
Syd Midnight Because it works using television. That's probably a good thing to take note of, that reality TV or media presence can push people to murder Milgram-style. I'm glad I'm less unaware of that now. Think of that when you troll Chris-chan.
Cena_mark I don't know anybody who read the "Running Man." Sounds like a case of forgotten book, classic movie. I don't read Steven King.
Xenocide "Games of suffering which are being developed in Germany."
I smell hijinks!
pastorofmuppets IMO the slow ratcheting up of the "electricity" and actor's reaction means that Milgram-style experiments confirm people's desire for consistency more than obedience.
What's disturbing here is that these people didn't immediately think "hey, this looks a lot like those obedience experiments that guy did!"
RomancingTrain I'm sure that Milgram is as well known as Kitty Genovese(which isn't a lot as evidenced by all the internet tough guys that spring up in stories of related crimes.)