Hacking your Mind

Hacking your Mind

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DVD - 2020
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Your mind operates on auto-pilot, there's no reason why you shouldn't have a copy of the owner's manual. Learn how culture and commerce attempt to hack into your system, how to defend yourself, and even how to use those same techniques to improve your life and society.
Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 0841887044691
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Dolby Digital 5.1
wide screen
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Feb 05, 2021

Info is very similar to that provided in the book Nudge.
1) Thinking fast and slow
2) Anchoring
3) Loss aversion
4) Actions of neighbors affect us a lot

Dec 08, 2020

Exactly the opposite of what it claims to be. Rather than explaining how others are out to manipulate you into doing, buying, voting, or thinking THEIR way, this God-awful piece of crap proceeds to manipulate you into THEIR way of thinking. Part one of four parts purports to explain why ALL white people are EXTREMELY biased against ALL black people. And that ALL cops are hateful murderers just looking for any excuse to attack and kill black people. Having taken pains to "prove" that extreme bias of its own, it goes the extra mile to show highly biased and highly provocative footage of incredibly out of context white cops harassing, beating, and shooting black people.
Now I ask you, how does ANY of that single-minded propaganda help ANYONE, white or black or brown or yellow avoid having their minds manipulated by ANYONE? To answer my own question, I think it's obvious that you avoid being EXTREMELY biased against ALL white folks by NOT wasting nearly four hours watching such absurd, counterproductive, and totally useless nonsense. I don't care what the next 3 segments of this "anti-mind-hacking video" might hold. Because this video was put together by racially and politically motivated hacks out to jam THEIR garbage down YOUR throat.
Actually, the title itself is a dead giveaway as to the sole intent of this 4-hour video. It's to HACK YOUR MIND. To influence viewers to despise white folks and make while folks feel guilty simply for being white. It says they are stupid and it's not their fault. HUH?
And since I'm stuck at home with this horrid video, I dared to view the second hour, against my better judgement. Supposedly THIS was the hour that explains how companies and governments trick you into buying their products and services, and voting for their candidates and political issues.
Well, it did start out that way, sort of, by "revealing" obvious advertising influence methods and false propaganda techniques I've been well aware of since I was a teenager. Not one new thing there. But it broke new ground by revealing that Obama staged THE largest information sucking campaign by mining 100 times more personal information about America's voters than ever, using that inside info on how individual voters think and having his people personally target them in order to win TWO presidential campaigns. It slipped badly by also revealing that most everything Obama did in that way was highly illegal in most other countries. But they blessed it since it was Obama pulling all these dirty campaign tricks, and simply because he won, he MUST be the better candidate.
Then, when Trump ran against Hillary, the video switches to attacking the winning candidate for attacking the many failures and shortcomings and total lack of accomplishment of Hillary. How DARE Trump reveal all that! And just to make sure the viewer gets the message that Trump is bad somehow, it said Russia mined the personal info of 150 million people (nearly half the country) by means of a silly kid's video game "attacking" Hillary, while the Russians secretly sucked up EVERYTHING on each player's computer in order to somehow influence Trump's victory over Hillary. HUH? Clearly, this amazingly biased video was intended to be released BEFORE this last election, since the whole point of the second hour was to denounce Trump.
There are at least 100 methods used by advertisers and political hacks to influence people and persuade them to think or do or buy or vote a certain way. This video barely reveals a few of them, while using virtually ALL of them to make its own political points on the viewer. Nothing in this video makes a lick of sense and it CERTAINLY doesn't do what it claims to do.

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