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.
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.
By Steven McIntosh Entertainment reporter 25 October 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts www.bbc.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.