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#1 chickensomething

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 12:10 AM

One cannot help but notice the utter madness of rhetoric found from extreme portions of human consciousness in the middle of 2018, our collective planetary "calendar" made by man himself. Funny how nobody questions how or why the common calendar number of July 19, 2018 exists anyway. We all owe this reality to the ancient Egyptians and later, the Romans using the Julian system.

 

Surprisingly some modern day demagogue hasn't declared this number null and void yet starting at nothing calling this the New Age. Indeed it certainly is on many levels as mankind or sorry, humankind evolves into something just not quite right. When will the vails of truth be transparent and our minds free of influences of distortion?

 

In the struggle of the human condition and its move into artificial influences proclaimed as technological advancement, we find ourselves losing track with basic truths. Far too many external influences mesmerize our complex brains into useless matter completely void of useful desires or endeavors. Most of us are just trying to survive in a World that can only be described as disturbed. 

 

There are many schools of thought to these basic ponderings all of which have profound distinctions. For advanced species to evolve there should be no question of basic realities and no motivations for manipulation. 

 

Perception has become a social distortion of the human condition. This begs the question of what forces are at work causing this, if any? 


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 11:47 AM

Technology and science have contributed much in this endeavor.

 

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The video on that link gives a surface explanation on how these perceptions are achieved. History gives the answers if you have the time and energy to learn about it. In those days, technology was new and exciting. Ideas began to form in the minds of social engineers to run a society just like a giant machine with people as the cogs to grease it. It is growing out of control without really looking at what our society is building. The video at the above link is just a start...


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#3 Jesse Jimmie

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 11:51 AM

You'll find much on this website regarding these questions.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 11:02 AM

The Complete Moral Bankruptcy of Manipulating Human Psychology To Turn Users Into Addicts

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Anyone who plans to use her own products AND believes that these products provide meaningful value OR entertainment to their users should have no qualms about manipulating their users’ pscyhology without disclosing to those users exactly what’s being done to their brains.

While I don’t know you personally, Nir, I believe from the reports of professional acquaintances and various things I’ve read that you are a genuinely kind, well-intentioned man who sees yourself offering services in the “facilitator” quadrant.

But with all due respect to your reputed kindness and good intentions, the core arguments in your essay and the moral logic of your Manipulation Matrix are complete and utter nonsense.

The true nature of the engagement >> revenue >> addictive products loop (and its utterly immoral consequences)

Here’s the hard truth: any business whose revenue model is built on a direct correlation between “engagement” and revenue has every incentive to find new, faster, and more efficient ways to make their products addicting.

This is true for cigarette makers and alcohol companies. It’s true for junk food brands. It’s true for slot machine manufacturers and the casinos who buy from them.

Likewise, people hooked on addicting games like Clash Of Clans or addicting social apps like Facebook and Instragram don’t tend to suddenly explode in weight or lose half their teeth in one go.

Sure, you’ll hear occasional stories of new parents literally letting their babies starve to death while they raised a virtual child in a game, but those are the wild and crazy exceptions.

The damage experienced by mobile gaming and social networking addicts tends to be much more subtle:

    Feelings of anxiety while away from one’s phone
    Bigger propensities to procrastinate
    Harder times following through on challenging but essential tasks
    Recurring failures to be mentally present while spending time with family and friends.

Yes, those harms are FAR LESS SEVERE to an individual than, say, lung cancer, cirrhosis, meth mouth, or chronic obesity, but they are still harms.

And unlike the harms from cigarettes, liquor, junk food, and meth, the harms from addictive technology are have not yet been researched enough to prove.

But as the weaponization of Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter by enemies of the United States’s democratic system makes clear, optimizing for engagement at internet-scale can have profoundly harmful near-term consequences for civic society.

As for the long term consequences of creating dopamine-fueled filter bubbles, backed by business models that generate billions of dollars a year in profit on the back of emotionally-gratifying clickbait?

It’s too soon to tell, but it ain’t look so pretty from here.
Trusting the creators of any product to make accurate moral judgments when those judgements impact their profits is completely unrealistic (at best).
Likewise, expecting the managers, employees, and investors of any business to make clear-headed objective evaluations about the “value” or “entertainment” provided by their creations is so naive that it’s hard for me to accept that you really thought hard about what you are proposing.

We all wish to believe that we are good people, doing the best we can with the circumstances we’ve got.

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:34 PM

I remember seeing the band Social Distortion back in the late 80s through around 2000. They were quite popular but never made it mainstream but they had a message which is on this post. Thanks for posting this as I wondered across this trying to remember Mike Ness and his band Social Distortion. 

 

Interesting site from the little I have seen so far I will have to bookmark this.


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 02:30 AM

I remember seeing the band Social Distortion back in the late 80s through around 2000. They were quite popular but never made it mainstream but they had a message which is on this post. Thanks for posting this as I wondered across this trying to remember Mike Ness and his band Social Distortion. 

 

Interesting site from the little I have seen so far I will have to bookmark this.

 

:jukebox:

 

I notice now how the music got faster and more distorted in its content. 

 

So did the technology. 

 

Just a perception among many....


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:59 AM

Too many dark perceptions blasting black ideas ...

 

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