Friday, October 21, 2016

I know that the hypnotized never lie

If you've been hypnotized by a good persuasion campaign, you can be certain of this: whatever it is they want to make you believe, you will be quite certain that you came to believe it all on your own, and you will be convinced you have very good reasons for believing it. That's what makes it hypnosis, rather than just ordinary marketing.

The tell is how contrived those reasons turn out to be if they are examined closely: in fact, you are drawing on your clothes in green magic marker not to show solidarity with imprisoned environmentalists, but because you are hypnotized.

2 comments:

  1. This will lead to many false positives unless the premise is every belief you have can be unpicked closely back to ground zero which I think is a big ask.

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    1. Why? Do you have very convoluted reasons for many of your beliefs?

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