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Information warfare

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The first task in engineering when you want to control a system is to figure out how to measure it.

In Section 9, Motoko frequently has the group perform information management tasks to sway or control public information and opinion on a subject or event.

The second page is far more relevant to the conversation at hand than is the first, but the first is interesting too.

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/03/deb-roy-at-ted/

anyway, here is a guy that has developed software that allows for the type of analysis that is frequently done in Section 9.
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Freitag wrote:The first task in engineering when you want to control a system is to figure out how to measure it.

In Section 9, Motoko frequently has the group perform information management tasks to sway or control public information and opinion on a subject or event.

The second page is far more relevant to the conversation at hand than is the first, but the first is interesting too.

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/03/deb-roy-at-ted/

anyway, here is a guy that has developed software that allows for the type of analysis that is frequently done in Section 9.
I'm rather intrigued by this. On one hand I can easily understand how some people are worried about the lack of privacy that things like this (not the cameras, but the personalized advertisements).
On the other hand it's incredibly interesting to see and learn what effects people.

Not to change the subject, but what would people rather? Extra effective advertisements that are designed to manipulate, or our current state of (lack of) knowledge relating to the human psyche?

Edit: It occurs to me to point out that we probably don't have a choice in the matter, but it's a worthwhile thought experiment.
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I'd prefer to pay more for my products and keep the advertisers out of my info.

In the old days, having cable TV meant you had no ads because you paid for the content. Other the air TV had ads.

Now there are even freaking ads in a movie theater.

And why while watching anime do they show either dating ads for excersize equipment? I guess the advertisers have looked up the word "otaku"
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I agree that Ads are around us too much.

Do you try and stay away from Google because of how it collects info for it's advertisements? or do you just adblock them away?
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cong06 wrote:I agree that Ads are around us too much.

Do you try and stay away from Google because of how it collects info for it's advertisements? or do you just adblock them away?
An example of my insanity. I am registered with them and permit them to track my entire search history.

Although I do play with their results a bit. For an entire year the word "Misato" was my top search every day, week, and month.

If you search using google while logged in, check this: https://www.google.com/history/trends?hl=en

I also use google bookmarks, so they know my top clicks.

This is my unmodified "all time" search history top ten. Looks like I need to hit up Misato some more...
Top queries
1.
translate
2.
misato
3.
legacy cinemark
4.
winscp
5.
putty
6.
chase oaks church
7.
34.072426, -118.439242
8.
winmerge
9.
tortoise cvs
10.
anime

Top sites
1.
news.yahoo.com
2.
www.facebook.com
3.
www.houseofghant.com
4.
apps.facebook.com
5.
en.wikipedia.org
6.
www.ilmioposto.com
7.
www.google.com
8.
www.engadget.com
9.
www.neomythos.com
10.
mail.google.com

Top clicks
1.
Gmail: Email from Google
2.
Freefall Last Three Comics
3.
Engadget
4.
Those Guys :: Index
5.
xkcd: FPS Mod
6.
The Comic - Girl Genius Online Comics!
7.
White Noise : Home
8.
Giant In the Playground Games
9.
http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/ffn/
10.
Sinfest: The Webcomic To End a
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For Pete's sake turn on strict safe search if you search for "Misato"
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It's only natural, to be honest. Advertising is necessary for good concepts to get out there, and it's more successful if it's relevant to what you're looking at.
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