Advertising Is a Cancer on Society
...Real world advertising is not about informing, it's about convincing. Over time, it became increasingly manipulative and dishonest. It also became more effective. In the process, it grew to consume a significant amount of resources of every company on the planet. It infected every communication medium in existence, both digital and analog. ...
me: i wonder what would happen if i trained the neural net gpt-2 on christmas carols?
People who haven't been in a parasocial bond rarely understand what power it can have.
Writers out there, this really begs the question: how much of a monster could someone become if their want to make the world a better place is stronger than caring for themselves or the people they know?
For most of the boomers who were hippies, it was just a phase. Most Christians in this part of the world would never dare implement the socialist lifestyle Jesus envisioned, but they still revere the teachings they unconsciously know they'll never fully follow.
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