Episode #46


How to convince people that 2+2=5

Psychological torture can be used to break someone's mind and implant a belief in the victim's mentality that will shape their behaviour permanently. Is something similar going on at a societal scale? Are we all susceptible to a slow and subtle mental manipulation through mainstream media and other influences? How can we become aware of such tricks?

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1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that is often cited in the context of social engineering: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four

“Chain of Command” is the double episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation referenced in this discussion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_of_Command_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation)



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