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Fox Network APB : Social conditioning

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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 10:01 PM
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Ok...sitting here, saturday night (middle aged, got kids.....and bald...be kind) watching TV. Just watched Tarzan on HBO, it was fun. Light and Frothy(tm).

Margot Robbie is awfully fun to look at!!!!

Then, I'm wondering...one more drink then bed, or.....find something to watch.


Enter Fox's new show, APB.

"After witnessing a violent crime, a tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct, rebooting it as a private police force."


Problems solved through technology. Life is BETTER(tm)!!!!!!

He deploys a drone with a tazer attachment. It goes around an apartment building...looking into people's windows to find the bad guy.

This is a distopian dream of Minority Report and RoboCop with a dash of Judge Dredd.

Sadly, the show's not half bad. Light and Frothy(tm).

Might end up on my DVR. But, this scares the crap out of me, knowing what is in our future.


And that people all around the country are being conditioned to approve of this.






edit on 18-2-2017 by FHomerK because: Because, Betty Davis Eyes!!!!




posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 10:07 PM
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a reply to: FHomerK

Sounds like OCP from Robocop.




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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Like I said....part Minority Report, RoboCop, and Judge Dredd.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: FHomerK

The way I look at it, there are just as many that will be upset about that premise as there will be those that it makes conditioned. Is it conditioning, or a warning? I do not claim to know, but it is disturbing either way.
edit on 18-2-2017 by MisterMcKill because: double negative



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 10:28 PM
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Again, look at advertising methods.

And the permutation of drones in every day life. And *all* the things they are said to bring to us in the form of conveniences.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:01 PM
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I know i'm playing the devil's advocate here but what's wrong with a well equipped police force? Isn't this what the real Chicago Police with all the gang violence so desperatly needs? Yes i know everything could be abused against civillians but if it helps to prevent more crimes and manages to actually save more lifes isn't it kinda worth it? Since my own encounters with violent criminals i've got zero tolerance for them.



posted on Feb, 26 2017 @ 06:09 PM
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Humm, weird. I wonder what APB stands for. There is actually a game which started with the name All Points Bulletin (APB), was later renamed "APB Reloaded" after "gamersfirst" bought it, and which is about a politician who because of the rise in violence in the streets, her father who was mayor got murdered by criminals, decides to implement "a city security act" in which the police is effectively made into a private police force. Police officers are called "enforcers" and anyone willing to become "an enforcer" to fight criminals is allowed to do so with no rules restraining "enforcers" since criminals don't abide by any rules.

Here is the original intro from youtube.



When "GamersFirst" bought the game and remade it as APB Reloaded they tried to attract more players by making a live action trailer.



Note how the "live trailer" is about criminals winning" sensationalizing the lives of criminals. It's very violent, and gory.

Essentially players can be either enforcers, or criminals, and go on missions in which player enforcers fight against player criminals to complete missions.

The premise of that show sounds very similar to the premise of the game.


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posted on Feb, 26 2017 @ 06:34 PM
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I do wonder if APB, first the game, and now a show, is about conditioning people to accept such a "private police force". BTW, in the game enforcers are better rewarded for using "less than lethal weapons". Actually, it might even be a good idea to see who was behind this idea. In an age of technology and computers the internet has been used to condition people. As another example, there is a game which the U.S. Army uses which also seems like a conditioning tool.

www.americasarmy.com...

Hence why I do wonder if the game APB itself could have been also such a project at conditioning, which has now apparently been turned into a show with a similar premise as the game.



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