Monday, July 17, 2017

Canadian government rolls out the most disturbing app ever...

I warned you in 2010, when I published Episode 145 of my podcast, "You Are Being Gamed."

I warned you in 2015, when I released my video on "Sesame Credit: China’s Creepy New Social Engineering Experiment."

I warned you last year in these very pages, when I penned my article detailing how "The CIA’s ‘Pok√©mon Go’ App is Doing What the Patriot Act Can’t."

Throughout these warnings, the threat has been clear: Behavioral science is merging with game design, creating virtual Skinner boxes that have been carefully crafted to keep millions of people doing meaningless, repetitive tasks for thousands of hours. Those techniques are being studied by (and in some cases, like in China, implemented by) governments to better shape and manipulate the behaviors of their citizens. And this merger of behavioral science, gaming and government will be one of the biggest threats to free humanity in the history of the human species.

But you didn't listen, did you? You thought, like so many others have thought before, in so many different contexts, that it could never happen here. It could never happen to us. Full story...

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