WHY THIS MAY BE IMPORTANT TO YOU
Most of us have heard stories of subliminal messaging as shown in the adjacent video the most popular one was that of James Vicary who claimed to have introduced subliminal messages with big advertisement effects in 1957 when he conducted an experiment with very quickly flashing messages in the movies of a cinema in New Jersey. The messages projected phrases like "Drink Coca Cola" or "Hungry? Eat popcorn". It was displayed so fast that people never consciously could notice them. Vicary claimed that the messages increased the sales of popcorn and Coke.
Researchers use technologies such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure changes in activity in parts of the brain, electroencephalography (EEG) and Steady state topography (SST) to measure activity in specific regional spectra of the brain response, or sensors to measure changes in one's physiological state, also known as biometrics, including heart rate and respiratory rate, galvanic skin response to learn why consumers make the decisions they do, and which brain areas are responsible. As you will see in the adjacent video to put it simply control your buying and viewing habits by monitoring of your brain.
"Subliminal - existing or functioning below the threshold of consciousness" - Webster Dictionary
NEUROMARKETING THE FUTURE IS HERE
As if subliminal messaging and product placement was not enough neuro marketing is being used to determine neurological responses to advertising, movie and television programming. As seen in the adjacent video and described by Wikipedia “Neuromarketing is a field of marketing research that studies consumers' sensorimotor, cognitive, and affective response to marketing stimuli.
“By using the latest neuroscience technologies in combination with traditional survey methods, we help brands understand consumers’ non-conscious and conscious emotional responses, memory activations and attentional patterns, empowering them to better navigate the increasing complexity of modern consumer behavior.” - The Nielsen Company (Nielsen ratings)
This started mass hysteria. People were afraid that subliminal messaging was already taking place in films and was being used to advertise or for propaganda without people knowing it. The only problem was: The experiment never took place; Vicary lied for fame and fabricated the results. That said, as you will see in the adjacent video what we now call subliminal epi not only took off but has also grow into what has come to be known in Hollywood as product placement.
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HAARP (The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program)
HAARP is a research program designed to analyze the ionosphere, a portion of the upper atmosphere that stretches from about 53 miles (85 kilometers) above the surface of the Earth to 370 miles (600 kilometers) up. The program has been funded by the Air Force, the Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA HAARP cost more than $290 million to build, much of it earmarked by late Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who had great influence over the U.S. defense budget during his time in Congress.
Conspiracy theorists think HAARP's purpose is far more sinister than meets the eye. The program has been blamed for everything from global warming to natural disasters to mysterious humming noises in the sky. Online, conspiracy theorists suggest that HAARP was to blame for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan; the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado of 2013; a landslide in 2006 in the Philippines; and many more natural disasters. Other conspiracy theories hold that HAARP controls people's minds or is capable of altering the very fabric of reality. – abc News
Project MKULTRA (or MK-ULTRA) was a secret CIA program to research mind control and chemical weapons/interrogation tools via the use of drugs such as heroin, morphine, MDMA, mescaline, psilocybin, scopolamine, marijuana, alcohol, sodium pentothal, ergine. and most famously LSD.
“The EC-130J Commando Solo, a specially-modified four-engine Hercules transport, conducts Military Information Support Operations (MISO) and civil affairs broadcasts in FM radio, television and military communications bands. These missions are typically flown at night to reduce probability of detection in politically sensitive or hostile territories. In 2003, the Commando Solo was deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit has also deployed in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 to the Middle East in support of overseas contingency operations.” – United States Air Force
“Iraqi soldiers crossed the Kuwaiti border and surrendered. Leading the charge was Commando Solo, a fleet of specially fitted C-130 cargo carriers bristling with sophisticated electronic equipment that has been broadcasting U.S. radio programs to enemy lands since the Vietnam War. Daily broadcasts urge Iraqi soldiers to go home, surrender or at least hold their fire. The transmissions, beamed from the aircraft and picked up on local AM, FM and shortwave radio, start with Arabic and Western music, then segue into soothing messages about America's good intentions and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's misdeeds. – Los Angeles Times - Military's 'Weapon of Mass Persuasion' March 20, 2003
“These international bankers control the majority of the magazines and newspapers in this country.” - New York Press Club, John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times
BIG SIX - BIG MEDIA - BIG BROTHER?
“It is worth repeating again and again that the bulk of America’s mainline media is owned and controlled by a mere 6 corporations. This, of course, means that unless you’re already consciously avoiding these mainline media sources, then most of the news and entertainment that makes it onto your screen and into your mind comes from a small pool of corporate sources, all of which play important roles in delivering propaganda, social programming and perpetual crisis narratives to the public.
The advertisers that support these media companies have tremendous sway over what makes it on the airwaves. They help to control public perception.” – Global Research, Centre for on Globalization
The conglomerates are: General Electric, News Corp., Disney, Viacom, Time Warner and CBS.
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“Most of the criteria of substance dependence can apply to people who watch a lot of TV.” - Scientific American
“The term “TV addiction” is imprecise and laden with value judgments, but it captures the essence of a very real phenomenon. Psychologists and psychiatrists formally define substance dependence as a disorder characterized by criteria that include spending a great deal of time using the substance; using it more often than one intends; thinking about reducing use or making repeated unsuccessful efforts to reduce use; giving up important social, family or occupational activities to use it; and reporting withdrawal symptoms when one stops using it. All these criteria can apply to people who watch a lot of television.” - Scientific American
“There was a challenge given to 200 University of Maryland students from a variety of majors: Abstain from social media for 24 hours. That meant no iPhone or text messaging. No laptops or netbooks. No chatting or tweeting. No e-mail and absolutely no Facebook. Ah, a return to simplicity. Here are a few student responses from the experiment; they might surprise you. “When I did not have those two luxuries(messaging and texting), I felt quite alone and secluded from my life. Although I go to a school with thousands of students, the fact that I was not able to communicate with anyone via technology was almost unbearable.”
“I clearly am addicted and the dependency is sickening.” Another student had to fight the urge to check e-mail: “I noticed physically, that I began to fidget, as if I was addicted to my iPod and other media devices, and maybe I am.” Ah the joys of getting social media high...but seriously, remember the feeling of your first retweet, like, share, email or whatever your social and technological drug of choice is.” – Caleb Kinchlow, The Huffington Post
84 percent of people surveyed in a new TIME Mobility Poll said they couldn’t go a single day without their mobile device in hand."
- TIME magazine