posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 08:37 PM
Originally posted by Dogmire
Wow! If that is not fake it truly is freakish! When I think about it though, modern technology has probably surpased the "subliminal messaging"
aspect. Greater dpi, larger TV screens etc.
I'm still at wow!
I think your right. The Media has moved on from subliminal to actually trying to change the way we think. For instance, there a new car repair ad that
is trying to change how we look at buying services (I won't mention the name. It's not important for this statement). In the add, the customer tells
the service provider how much money they have, then the service provider tells the customer what they can get for it. This is completely backwards to
the notion of trade. I mean, isn't human nature to try to do less work for the same amount of pay? If say, the shop has three service plans. Plan one
costs 400.00 and it includes a total brake replacement, check all fluids, tire pressure check, wheel balancing and steering alignment. Plan two costs
300.00 and includes replacing bakes, balancing wheels and steering alignment. Plan three replaces brakes for 100.00. If someone walks into the shop
and doesn't see the options and says "I have 400.00! What can you do for me?" I say, most will replace the brakes (make the car safe) and take the
400.00. The more expensive plan could possibly save the customer money in the long run by protecting the engine (changing the fluids) but if it's the
goal of the provider to make as much profit as possible, it only makes sense to do less work or service for more pay.
The next example is the notion of your car insurance compnay placing a mechanical monitoring device in your car to collect driving habits to save you
money. The monitoring device will tell the reader speed, braking pressure, how hard the transmission is working (what king of torque, or how "hard"
one is pushing the engine). Now, while the company is collecting this information to "save" you money, you have and accident. The collected data
shows you were speeding or, you applied too much braking pressure and they use this information to deny your claim. Now, if you never speed and always
put 3-4 car lengths between you and the car in front of you, they may likely reduce your premium 10.00 or 25.00 every six months but they will more
than make that up by denying claims using the new data they collect on driving habits.
I think our buying principles and what we expect as service are slowly being changed. We are being reconditioned...