CNN just recently reported on a game show in France that will be used in a documentary to determine the different ways human beings react to participating and/ or witnessing pain. The Game of Death utilizes a familiar tactic from a 1960’s experiment, where individuals under pressure would inflict pain in the form of an electric shock on another to better their own interests.
In both the experiment and game show, participants are asked various questions and depending on if their answers are correct or not, determines the fate of the person being shocked. The victim would only be shocked if the contestant/ participant were wrong, and they would be shocked at an increasing rate for every wrong answer by their paired contestant. The experiment was a unique method for understanding the way people learn to obey.
So if this experiment proved to be successful the first time around, why did French networks have to almost exploit it by broadcasting a fake game show? Was it truly for the documentary they claimed? Or did they just do it for the entertainment value in hoping to literally shock viewers?