Giant outdoor television screens have popped up a couple of times this year already; the malfunctioning of one the catalyst for the apparent widespread social disorder seen at the Glasgow Rangers cup final in Manchester, the other at Prince William's City Salute , an event designed to raise funds for injured military personnel. Of the latter, from my post Billy Smart's Circus :
...two short films aired on giant screens captured the attention of those struggling to find space on the crowded pavements.
In one, a soldier called Mark described how he lost both legs and an arm while serving in Afghanistan.
There was silence as the audience hung on his every word, while images of him in his uniform were displayed.
We now read of plans to install more of these monster screens throughout the UK under the guise of the Olympic Games, again from the BBC :
Up to 28 giant TV screens are to be erected in towns and cities across the UK to televise live action from the Beijing and London 2012 Olympics.
Eight permanent screens and a number of temporary screens are being planned to show this year's event in China.The aim is to involve the whole of the UK in celebrating the games, the London organisers said.
LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) said the permanent screens would provide a "lasting legacy" of the Olympics for towns and cities across the UK.
Sticking with sport, from the 1987 film - The Running Man
In 2017, the economy has collapsed and society has become a police state, while censoring all cultural activity
....demonstrating how the government is feeding the public lies in order to control their way of thought."