Election politics is very much a type of marketing, and politicians are starting to use personalized marketing’s capability to discriminate as a way to track voting patterns and better “sell” a candidate or policy position.

Psychological manipulation—based both on personal information and control of the underlying systems—will get better and better. Even worse, it will become so good that we won’t know we’re being manipulated.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/surveillance-based-manipulation-how-facebook-or-google-could-tilt-elections/

#elections #politics #psychology #surveillance #manipulation #facebook #google #tilt

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Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed

The ultimate tool for corporations to sustain a culture of this sort is to develop the 40-hour workweek as the normal lifestyle. Under these working conditions people have to build a life in the evenings and on weekends. This arrangement makes us naturally more inclined to spend heavily on entertainment and conveniences because our free time is so scarce.

I’ve only been back at work for a few days, but already I’m noticing that the more wholesome activities are quickly dropping out of my life: walking, exercising, reading, meditating, and extra writing.

The one conspicuous similarity between these activities is that they cost little or no money, but they take time.

http://www.raptitude.com/2010/07/your-lifestyle-has-already-been-designed/

#lifestyle #consume #obey #consumership #travel #manipulation #corporations #canada #buying #game #time #style #reading #walking #writing #activities #job #work #design

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