November 20, 2104
I was watching an episode of “Hawaii Five O” while I was in some physical discomfort; and I decided that torture scenes are much more effective when you’re actually feeling pain yourself.
Maybe that will be the next thing in movies—currently they’re working with seats that move during scenes of upheaval; and I think that long ago I read something about experimenting with smells (or maybe I made that up).
If people got poked or zapped during the torture scenes, they might think inflicting pain was less cool, and hence the demand for those scenes might drop, and our level of civilization might increase.
(Just think how much less amused the Romans would have been if the lions had gotten to jump into the stands instead of just killing the gladiators.)
Just a thought.