What Drives Us and Motivates Us to Change Our Minds

With more digital and visual marketing/advertising comes a stronger need to monopolize and manipulate the consumer by digging into our personal behavioral patterns. They want to know what we buy, when we buy it and how often, why we buy it, who uses it, who influences us, where we are when we use it, what we do when we aren’t working, and where we go/activities/ etc. Your right to privacy includes your car and your home. With Smart Technology in the home and the OnStar system in our vehicles, they know alot of our tastes.
They can hide behind that virtual wall but the real question is this: Are they monitoring us without our knowledge? I know every app on your phone can access just about anything on your phone as well as Smart TV. I have nothing to hide but for some reason I feel violated by this. It’s the principle of it. The deceit and ulterior motives that we don’t really know. It goes beyond apps though.

When Do We Cross the Line: Freedom of Privacy

If you had a lanyard hanging around your neck monitoring your every word and move, would you wear it? Would you wear it at work? Why would a company invent such a Wearable? It has a microphone, it tracks where you go, who you talk to, etc. It’s simply measuring. It’s like your Mom. Is it intrusive? Does it eerily sound like Divergent ? The premise is based on categorizing people into five factions (societal divisions): “Virtues.” It is food for thought.

What if something was implanted surgically without your knowledge to monitor you? Their up sell is that they are making our lives easier, more secure, etc. all the while “monitoring” your healthy activity and tasks.

With more digital and visual marketing/advertising comes a stronger need to monopolize and manipulate the consumer by digging into our personal behavioral patterns. They want to know what we buy, when we buy it and how often, why we buy it, who uses it, who influences us, where we are when we use it, what we do when we aren’t working, and where we go/activities/ etc. Your right to privacy includes your car and your home. Smart Technology in the home and the OnStar system in our vehicles, they know alot of our tastes and interests. Facebook just bought WhatsApp data. These are power plays for more and more Market/Advertising edge.

They can hide behind that virtual wall but the real question is this: Are they monitoring us without our knowledge? I know every app on your phone can access just about anything on your phone as well as Smart Tvs. I have nothing to hide but for some reason I feel violated by this. It’s the principle of it. The deceit and ulterior motives that we don’t really know. It goes beyond apps though. It’s like … if I take the battery out, can they still monitor me? It’s so much paranoia to deal with. (I feel like Will Smith in the movie, “Men in Black”).

AI (artificial intelligence) and VR (virtual reality) are marketinh themselves as a new toy, but my question is this: The technology has probably been around 45 to 50 odd years (just an estimated guess) so why “now” do we implement this technology? There is more to this timeline than you might possibly imagine and I don’t think it’s all for our benefit ok? While we are battling cancer and other horrid atrocities happening in this world, they decide to throw this technology in our face. In the gaming world, all is not well. They are laying off game designers at some of the leading game software manufacturers according to GamaSutra Daily.

More to come. Stay tuned.