This is the sixth episode of Virtually There: a special podcast series on Trans Resister Radio. Virtually There will concentrate on what it means to be present within this strange digital age. Life is being lived through technology more and more. What exactly are we doing? Where are we going?
The focus of this episode is on marketing. Our collective psyche has been altered due to exposure to mass marketing. What has this done to us personally, and how far will we go down this road? Topics include: collective psychosis, age of transitions, rapid technological development, individual unable to cope with pace of change, marketing techniques, quick fix, get rich quick schemes, antidepressant drugs, buying happiness, real self improvement, commitment to health, emotional, psychological, mental health, transhuman upgrades as quick fix, deleting negative emotions, artificial intelligence systems, narrow Ai, AGI, data mining, pattern recognition, science aided by Ai systems, social networking surveillance, Human Genome Project, IT, converging technologies, reality as opposed to fiction of Ai systems, Total Information Awareness, psychological profiles, marketing now aided by data mining and Ai, Google's strange religious aspirations, collectivism, hive mind, no privacy, present state of technology, our relationship with technology, misleading ideals