Friday, 13 April 2018

The Circle

What is the future, the IT giants are leading us to?
How do they imagine society, and would be there any place for the individual in it?
Are their reasons noble and philanthropic?

...and... do you have something to hide?

See in the movie.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

How To Win The War For Your Mind

Brandon Smith, Contributor

All battles, all wars, all fistfights and bar brawls, all conflicts in every place and in every time (except those conflicts in which both sides answer to the same puppeteer) begin and end as battles of the mind. No struggle is determined on strength of arms alone. In fact, the technologically advanced adversary with all his fancy firepower is often more vulnerable than his low-tech counterparts.

Noam Chomsky - “10 strategies of manipulation” by the media

Renowned critic and always MIT linguist Noam Chomsky, one of the classic voices of intellectual dissent in the last decade, has compiled a list of the ten most common and effective strategies resorted to by the agendas “hidden” to establish a manipulation of the population through the media.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Declare Independence(Björk)

Burn The Witch(Radiohead)

Russell Brand: Society is collapsing

By Steven McIntosh
Entertainment reporter
25 October 2017

From the section Entertainment & Arts

Addiction and mental health may not be the kinds of issues you'd normally expect to be addressed at a stand-up comedy gig.

But Russell Brand has never been your conventional comedian - and it's precisely these subjects that he's tackling in his new book and at one of his upcoming London shows.

"Society is collapsing," the comedian tells the BBC, "and people are starting to recognise that the reason they feel like they're mentally ill is that they're living in a system that's not designed to suit the human spirit.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

A matter of perception...

One image, two pictures. Or one picture, two images, not sure which is right(please, pardon my english).
Most people have seen such illusions. They are curious and fun. But they also tell us how our brain interprets reality.

Methods for psychological warfare

We live in a days, when more than ever most battles are a subtle ones. The ordinary violence and compulsion are not so effective anymore, especially in the age of information and internet. That's why the weapons became invisible.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Do IT corporations program our minds?

So, almost everyone uses services, provided by IT corporations like Google or Facebook, on a daily basis. It is a part of the daily routine and we can’t imagine a day without using what these companies provide to us. Map navigation, communication, acquaintance with new people, scheduling, browsing, searching information, storing information, buying, working, playing, going on a holiday or a vacation, etc… All of this is quite likely to happen with the help of Google or another IT corporation through their apps, web services and operational systems… This help comes mostly for free, and offers great facilitation, that’s why  everyone uses it.
But… there is one disturbing thought.

Subliminal messages in advertisement(examples)

Most people know that advertisements industry uses psychology tricks in order to make us like something, think or behave in some way and finally buy something. These tricks are based on the intrinsic programs and inclinations in the human mind, therefore the possibility of imprinting of messages, behaviour patterns, values, etc. Shortly said - mind programming.

This is a much wider topic, far beyond advertisement, but here are some curious examples of real ads, containing subliminal messages.