A rather complicated communicative device, transmitting images and sounds which aren't too important, as long as everybody, who's watching, somehow manage to get the message and finally comprehend what he\she REALLY wants.
Hey, honey! Know what? I've been watching a soap, and suddenly it downed on me: I need a new car! You wouldn't want your wife to drive this ugly old monster anymore, would you?
The early 21st century drug of choice. A shared illusion, making its addicts think they have friends, a life, access to good information, and the critical thinking skills to form valid opinions. Fatal in large doses.
Paul spent the day eating Cheetos and watching Television, then had a light heart attack in the evening.