For those of you who say that people should be wise enough to have self-control when facing psycho-social manipulation through social media, I ask this: Do you need to eat?
Do you need to sleep? How many days can you go without sleeping? For those of you who still have eyesight: does sudden intense light aimed straight at your eyes make you feel pain? For those of you who still have ears: does a 15.000mHz sound wave at 50 dB make you feel physical pain?
The human hardware has specific responses to stimuli which will not change for at least give or take 60 years barring significant evolution. Your human body and nervous system has specific hardware vulnerabilities which will not be patched in a month, much less a week or a fortnight. Psycho-social manipulation is a real vulnerability and there’s no going around it. Legislation and socio-political norms-building may have at best a prefunctory effect on mitigating some of these risks but effectively the vulnerabilities will always be there.
Your mind is hackable. Know this. Plan accordingly.
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Originally posted on May 01, 2018 at 02:26PM. [Tumblr direct link]