That is cool... this used to happen to me back in college all the time. It got so bad that people would hope i would talk about a movie they had not seen in a long time just so they could watch it again. Interesting, thought i was the only one.
Originally posted by croweboy
Happens to me all the time. I don't call it Synchronicity though. I think Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon is a better way of describing it. Its almost always something new I learn or something I haven't thought about for ages. Always something obscure Ive filed away in my head and thought I'd never have to recall it again. For some odd reason It comes up in conversation and within days I'm seeing other instances of it. Makes me smile every time.
As for this, hmmm....how would they know what you would be talking about such a thing unless, it's thru your cell phone, extract that info, flash it to someone on standby to make a character in seconds and then know where your toon would be in the game .. and in hopes that you will purchase the pill or conraceptive? ..
realized that someone INSIDE Blizzard ..who had the ability to make a character on demand ..could hear or see also for that matter thru our PC. I will stand by this steadfastly.... it wasn't the first time ... I quit playing shortly thereafter.
Originally posted by sayiamu
I buy and understand the "synchronicity" angle ... but I'll post some thoughts here in hopes that someone that isn't "on the inside" will actually read them ...
I too have had MANY instances of this ... I'll just go wo\ith the most recent and blatant ...
I posted this some weeks ago ... about the game World of Warcraft and how I was experiencing REAL TIME survelliance (edited) :
my girl and I were spending our 8+ hours a day ..as usual ..and a friend of her's came over ... we were chatting about my girlfriend's 16 year old daughter that has jumped headfirst into the world of "the birds and the bees" if you will ... and how promiscuous she had become... and how we should consider putting her on the pill..
I look at the PC screen ... and right next to my character was another character .. a hunter with pet .. the hunter's name was BERTHCONTROL (I had just mentioned we should put the girl on the pill) ..the pet's name was LEASHKAZUL .... the girl's name is Kazlyn...
I realized that someone INSIDE Blizzard ..who had the ability to make a character on demand ..could hear or see also for that matter thru our PC. I will stand by this steadfastly.... it wasn't the first time ... I quit playing shortly thereafter.
For me .. that is not only alarming ..but worthy of its own thread and discussion .. now .. Jump to almost RIGHT BEFORE I posted this (about WoW) .. I was talking to my girlfriend on the phone .. just a "normal conversation" ... and I mentioned that I would take chicken out of the freezer for dinner ... here is the NEXT response on the post I wrote:
Dude its a game, relax and eat your chicken here is the link: abovetopsecret.com...
Also .. recently ..some items were missing from our apartment .. many people come and go ... we had a long and somewhat funny conversation about hidden cameras .. nanny cams .. etc ...
ever since .. I have been spammed with multiple adverts for NANNY and HIDDEN CAMS.... OUT OF NOWHERE..
I am of the mind that there is a survelliance grid in place using MANY sources .. and have no doubt that they can target what media gets fed to us .. and market us individually... (not to mention that, from my experience, WoW is a survelliance device (one of MANY) that "they" have access to ...) my .02
Originally posted by Tearman
I can think of some pretty good possible explanations.
Firstly, don't discount the coincidence. In the space of all possible coincidences, some major ones are bound to happen from time to time.
Secondly, you or your friends may have been subconsciously aware of the fact that a move was airing at some time in the near future, and therefore subconsciously primed to bring it up in conversation. You may have learned of the film's air time and then (consciously) forgotten it , or maybe you only ever took it in subconsciously. Also consider that the subconscious may infer information (such as movie air times) from seemingly irrelevant information. The subconscious is a great detective, you may find that it knows things that seemingly cannot be known.
Lastly, you are probably forgetting all of the times you brought up a movie in conversation, without shortly thereafter finding it while flipping through channels. In which case the entire perceived phenomena may be merely an observational bias.