As we push further and further into the 21st century and as technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, humans are spending increasingly more and more time dissociating from their flesh and blood reality and immersing while simultaneously immersing themselves in virtual realities.
There’s a seemingly endless amount of variety on how one would go about connecting their mind to an alternate artificial reality
- Projecting an edited version of our real lives through social media outlets such as Facebook or Twitter
- Keeping up with new shows on Netflix
- Watching movies
- Surfing the Internet on your phone during down time
- Internet porn
You may be asking, “Yeah people are using their screens a lot more. But whats the big deal? Who cares?”
Over the past few months I’ve ran across a number of interviews of Hollywood stars and Silicon Valley executives who had some very interesting things to say on the matter.
These are the people who are at the heart and center of producing the content and technology that we consume on a daily basis. They’re totally immersed in it and they work, live, and breathe it every single day for a living.
Considering that their career is saturated working around film and technology, you would expect their household and their children to have all the latest gadgets on the market. Surprisingly, a large proportion of these individuals create a “no screen” policy in their house around their kids.
This is especially a growing trend in Silicon Valley where they hire nannies and make them sign legally binding agreements that they won’t use any phones, screens, or tech around their kids. They will even go so far as to install security cameras and recording devices around their house which they can use to spy on their nannies to make sure that they uphold this policy.
Although this seems like a new trend I can remember even growing up knowing several families who had careers in the Pentagon and various other government projects that would have the exact same kind of rules for their kids. Every time we went to a social event and someone pulled out a phone or video game console, they’d rush over to scoop their kid away from it. I didn’t really understand it at the time. Back then they seemed like a bunch of paranoid old school weirdos.
Some of the more famous names out there who were known for doing this included the likes of Madonna, Steve Jobs, and Hugh Jackman. When asked on camera why they think TV or screens in general are harmful for their children the responses range from “It hinders brain development” to “It programs their mind on how to think”.
Television is an extremely powerful mechanism of mind control. If that sounds like a crazy conspiracy theory to you, check out this patent on the United States official patent website on how the electromagnetic field generated by monitors interacts with the human body and creates a docile alpha brain state prime for programming.
Is there something about these magical bright rectangular portals into other realities that the creators know that the consumers are unaware of?
Years ago Alec Baldwin did an interesting commercial on this topic to promote Hulu.
The commercial was meant to be a satirical joke but everything he said was dead on. They even added the little bit about aliens at the end to make the rest of the message seem like one big joke. He blatantly laughs at his consumers that he’s using television as a means of programming their brains and there’s nothing they can do about it because they’re so hopelessly addicted. He backs it up by effectively saying, “Yeah I’m looking down at you and laughing at you. What are you gonna do about it, stop getting your fix?”
The psychopathic irony here is that all these guys that are at the heart of producing both the hardware and the content in Silicon Valley and Hollywood target their marketing campaigns to you and your children, but they keep themselves and their children as far removed from it as possible. They’re well aware of the harm it can cause to their mind which is why they isolate themselves and their kids from it as much as possible.
Yet at the same time, they’re perfectly happy to feed you and your kids as much of it as possible for their own benefit at your expense. It kind of reminds me of drug dealers that are in it solely for the money and leech off the addictions of their customers and the younger generation, yet never touch drugs in their personal life.
Does television really program messages into your mind?
When a person sits down and starts watching TV, their brain falls into a state of frequency called the alpha brain state. In this state, the frontal lobe (the part of the brain used to make decisions and process logic) powers down and the mind enters into a relaxed state where messages bypass the logical part of the brain and enter the subconscious mind directly.
The easiest way to observe this being exploited is by looking at the most successful advertising campaigns for various products, especially those that run during the Super Bowl or other major television events where lots of watchers will be tuning in. If you pay close attention to what is actually being communicated in these commercials, you’ll notice an interesting trend – they give very little information about their product or compelling logical reasons as to why you should buy it.
At most, they might include a couple of figures such as price and speed if its a service – based commodity. However the overwhelming appeal to the commercial that makes it “good” is the emotion-driven action going on in the background, whether it’s a comedic skit, a catchy jingle, some sexy ladies, or an attention-captivating scene that has absolutely no correlation to their brand or their company. The goal is to stimulate a powerful emotional response from you whether it be laughter, surprise, or excitement. The specific reasons as to WHY you should buy their product don’t matter.
All that matters is an emotionally charged message has bypassed your thinking process, gone straight into your subconscious mind, and the thoughts and feelings associated with the advertisement will remain in your mind influencing you to make a purchase down the road.
In the case of advertising, the goal is to influence you to make a purchasing decision. In the case of regular television and movies, the motive isn’t necessarily money-relating. While producers and executives certainly want their shows and films to get hits and generate revenue they also have a secondary non-monetary goal in mind when they create their flicks – to permanently change the cultural norms and attitudes that society has on various different topics and situations.
If you have a worldview or an idea that is too far outside the realm of what’s currently culturally accepted as “normal” and would sound absurd if explicitly discussed on a public platform, the best way to sway the culture towards your way of thinking is through visual media (television, movies, video games). Depending on how extreme the mindset change in the general population needs to be, it could take years of repeated programming. 1 episode, 1 show, or 1 movie alone would not make enough of a lasting change in the mindset and attitudes of a civilization.
The number one rule of programmed brainwashing is repetition. In order for the brainwashing campaign to truly be effective, the same themes and messages revolving the topic at hand need to be constantly flooding into the minds of the consumers over a large span of time over the course of many shows, many movies, and many episodes.
There are several different strategies for how to do this but for the sake of brevity I’ll only touch on the two major ones – humor and emotional attachment
Lets take a show like The Simpsons as a case study.
When most people think of The Simpsons, the idea that it is used to brainwash the minds of the public seems absolutely absurd. At first glance, it appears to be a silly cartoon about Homer and his friends doing stupid things and ending up in hilarious situations as a result. When you take a deeper look at the background of the writers and the history of the show itself, it reveals something surprisingly creepy. For one thing, the writers aren’t your average guy with an English major from your local community college.
They have PhD’s in mathematics and philosophy from the most prestigious universities on the planet such as Harvard and Yale. And they’re paid millions of dollars to write scripts for a seemingly innocent stupid comedic cartoon. When you take a closer look at the history of the Simpsons show, it’s clear as day that the writers and producers of this show have inside information to world events that the rest of us don’t have access to. Time after time, the show has accurately predicted worldwide cataclysmic events down to the finest details.
Here’s a short list to name a few:
- Predicted the NSA spying program on the American public long before Edward Snowden exposed it to the public
- Predicted 9/11 years before it happened all the way back in an episode aired in 1997
- GMO foods before they became widely popular
- an episode in 1998 where Homer Simpson wrote the equation of the mass of the Higgs-Boson (the “missing” subatomic particle responsible for mass which was “discovered” in 2012 as a huge accomplishment in physics) almost exactly identical to the real equation
- Predicted the Facebook fad of Farmville decades before all the way back in 1998 (in the show it was called “Yard Work Simulator”)
- Predicted the technology behind Facetime back in a 1995 episode that was set in 2010 (Apple released Facetime in 2010)
- Predicted the Ebola epidemic back in 1997