David Cronenberg, “Consumed”

Consumed goes increasingly in the direction of (con)fusing reality and fantasy.  This is a major theme of the book, one that continues until the very last sentence.  Let’s focus on a single passage that will provide a nice transition into our next course unit, “Grindhouse in the Digital Age.”  We will do a close analysis of the full paragraph on page 271.  How do technology, reality, and simulation intersect in this passage?  Quote from the text in your 100-word response.