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[–] 11627439? 1 point 37 points (+38|-1) ago 

Jesus christ we are all so fucked. This is to the level it will just be used to control everyone's brains from when they are kids. This is practically the end of free will. I need a Faraday cage case for my phone and a Halloween mask just to go out for a burger.


[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

It's creepy as hell, but there is hope: Individuals as a whole as well as society in general have an immune response to advertising. Advertising tactics and social engineering techniques such as these only remain effective for a few years before people learn to tune them out.

For example, back when email was new and people were used to only receiving mail from people they knew, it was highly effective to spam mass emails about being mentioned in the will of a distant relative, or a notice that they had won a diversity visa and needed to make a down-payment.

Then a few people got burned, went public about it, and gradually everyone started taking the contents of their mailbox with a pinch of salt. The same applies to this, people will be taken by surprise at first, but gradually they'll come to recognise attempts to insert advertising or skew their sympathies towards a product. By the time our grandchildren are playing games techniques like this will be considered laughably obvious.

Same goes for ideological manipulation. Posters like these which worked wonders in the 1910s would be rejected as blatant propaganda and fearmongering today.


[–] Yuke 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

But...with the application of AI that target is always being drawn on our backs (or should that be faces?). It is also continually analyzing and learning. Just because we get savvy to the well-established or found-out advertising methods doesn't mean they ever stop, in fact, as this shows, it will only get more and more severe.

The level of intrusiveness on display here is highly disturbing and it makes me lose faith in humanity that there are people out there right now thinking these things and NOT seeing how they are systematically ruining the world with what they are doing. Anything for a sale, huh?


[–] albatrosv15 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

People still buy into this shit. Look at memes posted every day.


[–] MessyEnema ago 

I know some companies doing millions in revenue per month just from spam emails with bought lists where the user did not opt-in.

Not even scams or ripoffs, just regular advertising via email.

This new method won't go away as the AI is constantly adapting.


[–] derram 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

control everyone's brains from when they are kids.

That's why the SJWs pushed so hard for control of video games and then to have games used in education.

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Keep pushing that button like the mice in the lab. I'm all for entertainment of gaming, I have little compassion for people that game endlessly and NOT think they are being profiled. How many stories and films have used this exact situation as the basis for it's plot.

Excuse me for my disdain at your incredulous outrage. Wake the fuck up, you ALL suspected these things. Now your thoughts are founded.


[–] 11630190? 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

You are not wrong... This will be in EVERYTHING. Gaming is just a tiny sliver of what is coming. I'm putting my money on Dystopia 2030.


[–] blit416 ago 

You most certainly are being profiled online. Stanford (read: DARPA) was giving grants for studies on profiling online gamers a decade ago. Truly. Source: My buddy had his post-doc research funded in this way - a decade ago.


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