Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Antivirus for the Mind
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Antivirus for the Mind

3,122

Published on

Our mental software is under attack! …

Our mental software is under attack!
Talk at Ignite Shanghai in May 2010 with the "Geeks on a Plane"

0 Comments
6 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
3,122
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
6
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Anti-Virus for the Mind Ignite Shanghai | May 2010 | @benjaminjoffe
  • 2. Case 1: Duels Not everyone plays by the rules
  • 3. Arthur Schopenhauer 38 Stratagems for Discussing (1788-1960) (and avoiding abuse)
  • 4. I. XXXVIII. “Carry your “Become opponent's proposition personal, insulting, rude as beyond its soon as you natural limits perceive that your and narrow your opponent has the own” upper hand”
  • 5. Case 2: One-to-Many Edward Bernays (1891-1995)
  • 6. • Crystallizing Public Opinion (1923) • Propaganda (1928) • Public Relations (1952) • The Engineering of Consent (1955)
  • 7. “Torches of Freedom” Joseph Goebbles Third Reich Propagandist
  • 8. Case 3: Few-to-Many Gene Sharp (1993~) Non-Violent Revolution Expert
  • 9. Case 4: Twitter Revolution? 60 accounts in the city of Tehran Fell to 6 accounts later on Question How representative is that? Source: Al Jazeera
  • 10. One Hobby : War Museums “War Memorial of Korea” (Seoul, South Korea) “Victorious Fatherland Liberation Museum” (Pyeongyang, North Korea) “Korean War Memorial Museum” (Dandong, China) Formerly “War to Resist U.S. Aggression & Aid North Korea”
  • 11. Common Points 1. The enemy attacked first 2. It was a liberation war 3. Their side won (mostly thanks to their own efforts) Question What do you think the “Korean War Veterans Memorial” in Washington, DC says?
  • 12. Quick Reminders (1903-1950) • “We've always been at war with Eastasia” – (or was it Eurasia?) • “Super-states' ideologies are alike… • … and public's ignorance of it is imperative” -- Goldstein (1948)
  • 13. Case 5: Many-to-Many “The Theft of History” • Pervasive Western viewpoint • “Theft” by the West of the achievements of other cultures – Democracy – Capitalism – Individualism – Love! • And maybe more? – Entrepreneurship – Innovation (2007)
  • 14. Two Views on Europe Zbigniew Brzezinski Francois Asselineau US Geostrategist French Political Scientist
  • 15. The Grand Chessboard American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives “No Eurasian challenger should dominate Eurasia and challenge America's global preeminence”
  • 16. Agreement on Situation but… Celebrate the result Get out of Europe
  • 17. 1984, Brave New World… or both? • Is it “Proles” life… – Victory Gin – Synthetic foodstuff – Always-on Telescreens • …Or “Soma”? (from Brave New World) – (Popular dream-inducing drug) – Method of control through pleasure
  • 18. Is There a Solution? • Critical Thinking • Media Literacy • Digital Literacy • “Slow News” vs. The Instant Web
  • 19. To Report Mind Intrusions benjamin [at] plus8star.com Thanks!

├Ś