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MIND CONTROLLING TECHNOLOGY!


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burntchips

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Freaky findings from an article posted on Digg!

New media banner technology called "trustbanners" that can control our minds to make us buy whatever the ad wants us to buy!!
Done through some "revolutionary method of gaining consumer trust through high frequency (90fps) banner adverts which stimulate specific regions of the visual cortex (Visual area V5/MT) producing instant effects on consumers"

I dont think these are allowed...right? or am I wrong :)

The article: http://digg.com/tech...TO_YOUR_WEBSITE

The site with info: http://www.trustbanners.com/

What are your thoughts?
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reconman

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I didn't click on the trustbanners link because I've never heard of the site and site adviser hasn't checked it out yet but I'd say it's pretty stupid. While certain colors do stimulate the brain and make you in a happier mood (or sadder, depending on the colors), which is a common practice in fast food joints and restaurants, I see no way how some animated dots on the side of a banner will make you want to do something for no apparent reason. It's not mind control, it just appeals to those with no self control (as do 99% of product ads.)
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stettybet0

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April Fools! :)
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sarahw

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Look at the middle of this image for 5 seconds:




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Tal

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April fools! :) Check out Google's April Fools this year, they're quite good.

:) @ sarahw
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