How Big Data is Engineering Your Life

05/21/201749 Comments
"I've got no strings
So I have fun
I'm not tied up to anyone
They've got strings
But you can see
There are no strings on me!"

Pinocchio is the story of a marionette that dreams of becoming a real boy. He wishes upon a star, proves himself brave, selfless and true, and a kind fairy grants him his heart's one true desire.

When the history of the 21st century is written, it could very well be the story of real boys and girls who willingly become marionettes. They stare blankly into their smartphones, prove themselves cowardly, selfish and false, and a group of technocrats puppeteer them.

Allow me to illustrate: You are a white, middle class American woman in your late 20s. You are active on Facebook, where you have a lot of friends, but you spend most of your time there interacting with your sister, your boyfriend, and your BFFs from college. You watch a lot of '90s teen dramas but specifically skip the episode of Felicity where she cuts her hair. You work at a dental office in a mid-rise commercial building and eat lunch every Thursday at the diner in the strip mall next door. You used to fly home for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year on United, but you recently switched to Southwest. You like ballroom dancing on weekends. Your last three purchases were a patchwork and quilting magazine, a 32-lb. bag of chicken-flavor puppy chow, and a silk tie (a present for your father's birthday). You are agreeable, not very conscientious, and prone to worry.

Et voilà. Your specially-crafted toothpaste advertisement is served.

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  1. mkey says:

    Additional recommended viewing

    How Modern Reality Is Being Manufactured

    • mkey says:

      Additional additional recommended viewing

      Society Is Being Programmed By A Black Box

      • generalbottlewasher says:

        Mkey and you too James C. Did you watch the Allen Watt YouTube production piece ,2012 from infowars Alex Jones? I’m unable to link it directly for you here now for your convenience, my apologies. However, Mkey,on viewing the link you so kindly provided from the Truthstream team, I checked out a google “recommended for you” piece, the Allen Watt’A globalist agenda…’.Game over Mkey,Watt clearly,concisely and eligently put into words what I believe James has been trying to convey to the world for the last 10 years. James Corbett do you know of the works of Allen Watt? He says in the piece once you learn the truth of the time and energy the ruling elite have put into their religious fanatical world dominating plans you will suffer like a bereaved man. Depression, anger, bewildered lost soil. He was certainly right in my case. Curiously he sites familiar suspects as Brezenzki,the trilateral commission, Carrol Quigleys cast of characters of the white establishment. This guy is worth a listen.Again James what do you know about him? Mkey? Anyone? Why is he just now being recommended to me if he’s been around since 2012 by ALEX Jones and I’ve been looking since 2014 without a peep.

        • mkey says:

          You mean Alan Watts the philoshopher? I have listened to many of his talks, I’m not sure how does he relate to infowars though. He died more than 40 years ago.

          Infowars has Pual Joseph Watson working for them.

        • generalbottlewasher says:

          Mkey, James I’m always the last to know. Episode 057 Transhumanism Sept.22,2008. Watt certainly knows a thing or two about the history, bloodlines and eugenics. James another opportunity to plug that new project about these devils. Will it contain a chapter on derailing their plans for us worker bees. Hurry they sprayed N.Eastern Oklahoma heavily 5-21-17; 0100hrs to 1600hrs. CST.

          • mkey says:

            Hmm, this is indeed Alan Watt, not Alan Watts which I mentioned previously.

            I’ll have to look into that.

            • Mishelle says:

              I’ve listened to Alan Watt quite a bit in the past and stopped listening to him because I believe he’s using NLP techniques to get folks to accept the status quo rather than reject it. He also, like Alex, uses redirection techniques.

  2. PeaceFroggs says:

    Trump is the Swamp Monster Geppetto and the Republicans are the Swamp.

    Trump to sign bill rolling back internet privacy protections

    The Senate passed the bill, and it cleared the House Tuesday on a 215-205 vote, meaning it now goes straight to Mr. Trump.

    Trump signed a controversial bill rolling back Obama-era internet privacy rules, allowing broadband companies to sell users’ personal browsing histories.

  3. mkey says:

    Oh noes, damn climate change is causing problems for the doomsday vault

    Turns out the vault is thermonuclear blast proof, but not water proof. Who would have thunk it. I guess they didn’t count on the thermo part of the thermonuclear would melt the ice. Either way, take more money from us and save us, please.

  4. Ragnar says:

    Not sure how long ago, but I remember a story about how Facebook was experimenting with changing people’s moods and mindsets by showing them certain stories and videos. I also wonder how many of the “lone wolf” attacks are products of this sort of technology? The guy who went to Comet Pizza with a gun, or the kid in California who shot a few other kids and had posted really weird videos prior to that. Could they have been products of this sort of thing? People already troubled who fit the profile, being easily influenced by targeted barragres of data?

    Even if those weren’t instances where this technology was used. It certainly suggests ominous uses for the NSA data vaults where all the data they collect on everyone is categorized and studied by AI algorithms…

    I’d love to see some web sites dedicated to avoiding this sort of thing!

    • mkey says:

      Ragnar, I’d put more stock on psychotropic drugs causing unstable behavior. But one can’t deny the possibility of using social sites and media as triggers.

  5. illbnice2u2 says:

    I’m sure everyone has noticed that whenever you look at something on line within minutes every site you go to has ad’s for that item,. Just one small example of what this article is addressing.

    • d-One says:

      – Use and adblocker = “ublock origin” or “adblock plus” … just two choices from many adblockers
      – Block third party cookies
      – For firefox, use “Self Destructing Cookies”
      – For Chrome-ish browsers use “Tab Cookies” by Alessio Signorini
      (Does not show up in Chrome store searches… wonder why?!?!)

      Want to see how it all connects?
      Try “Lightbeam” for Firefox .. it shows you how they track you


      • mkey says:

        Also addons noscript and ghostery.

        If one is worried about what google chrome might send to google, don’t use google chrome, the only solution. Also don’t use Srware iron, it’s fake.

        Use spybot to block various hosts on system level.

        Beware of windows 10 and its communication technologies. If you use PC mostly for web and maybe multiplatform development and multimedia swap over to ubuntu or something around those lines. You’ll have a hard time keeping windows 10 in check.

  6. nosoapradio says:

    pinnochio…the children turning into slave donkeys was truly terrifying…

    s’pose this big data portraiture is the continuation of the tavistock institute, experimenting on WW1 shell-shocked soldiers (say that 10 times fast) Freud, American branches being set up in prestigious universities, etc etc…?

    combined with game theory…

    they got us pegged?


  7. rob32367 says:

    Yep, the last paragraph sums it up pretty well. You need to be online in today’s world – so they are collecting your data. I feel sorry for the poor algorithm going over my boring a$$ browsing history. Guess all we can do is be aware of it and try not to fall for their ads. Of course, if it was that easy, they wouldn’t be wasting so much time and money on it.

  8. Octium says:

    The cabin in the woods is looking increasingly attractive. I think I’d rather be surrounded by animals and plants than the Zombies of big data who are generally uninteresting and toxic.

  9. robert.b says:

    That Nadella video: on one level, stereotypical buzzy corporate BS. On another, simply terrifying.

  10. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Corbett’s article is a hell of a read, man. His internal article link sources are something to see. What a mess of data collectors and people manipulators in hyperdrive.

    I miss the days of one to one interactions.

    I have been thrown in jail two different times in my life.
    Both were for “soliciting without a permit”.

    I have to chuckle. I am proud of those crimes.
    And hey?! How come these data collectors / people manipulators don’t go to jail? Where’s their permit to hijack my info?

  11. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Bruce Lee!
    I miss those Drive-Ins.

  12. normic says:

    Hi James. For me that article (big data) connect the final dots of a full circle. Many thanks great work!!

  13. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Pinocchio “I’ve Got No Strings” – Theme Song (Disney) (3 minutes)

    Commercial ‘Beats Wireless’ – Pinocchio “I’ve Got No Strings” (100 seconds)

  14. mkey says:

    ‘Flammable ice’: Chinese breakthrough could lead to global energy revolution

    Chinese miners have managed to extract ‘combustible ice’ from the seafloor of the South China Sea, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources.

    ‘Flammable Ice’ is methane hydrates with molecules of methane gas trapped in a lattice of ice crystals. It can exist only in conditions of very low temperatures and high pressure. One cubic meter of combustible ice is equal to 164 cubic meters of natural gas, according to the US Energy Information Agency.

  15. Pablo de Boer says:

    Belgium to implement pre-paid SIM registration this year, because special Belgian parliamentary commission on the fight against terrorism on Wednesday approved a bill introducing a ban on the use of the territory of the Kingdom of anonymous prepaid SIM-cards for mobile phones, TV and Radio RTBF reported.

  16. Pablo de Boer says:

    Even when you are relaxing and chilling by listening music you are being spied

    Bose Headphones Are Spying On Listeners

    According to a recent lawsuit, sound quality may not be the only thing that comes along with your Bose headphones. No, instead, the lawsuit alleges that Bose Corporation is actually spying on their customers.

    The complaint was filed on April 17 by Kyle Zak in a federal court in Chicago. It is his intention to prevent Bose’s ‘wholesale disregard’ for its customer’s privacy. After purchasing his $350 pair of headphones last month, he then registered them by using his name and email address along with the serial number provided with the headphones.

    Afterwards, he downloaded the Bose Connect app, which he says was supposed to make his headphones more useful by adding features that could customize his experience.

    Unfortunately, he didn’t realize exactly what he had signed up for.

  17. Pablo de Boer says:

    Hundreds of Apps Can Listen for Marketing ‘Beacons’ You Can’t Hear

  18. Pablo de Boer says:

    Data is Currency: India’s Aadhaar Biometric Registry

    Since the Aadhaar biometric registry was proposed in late 2008 and implemented in 2009, over 1.1 billion Indians have given their biometrics to the government in exchange for an ID card. The system has raised concerns since its inception.

  19. VoiceOfArabi says:

    Newspeak? and the need to come up with new way to describe what is happening in our world today.

    I have just watched and read the the final statements of Arab-Islamic-American summit headed by President Trump and the rest of the Arab and Islamic world leaders.

    Among other issues, the main issue was highlighting how Iran is the Major sponsor of terror. This is coming from a group of people that created Al Qa’ada in Afghanistan, then Financed and armed ISIS in Iraq and Syria, created Gladio in Europe, etc etc etc.

    Clearly, NOW Black means White… Left means Right, and after checking wikipedia for Newspeak, i discovered it is way beyond the definition of Newspeak.

    My Question to James and members. Do we need a new definition of what is happening in the world?? Can you come up with a new name for what is happening??

    James, it would be great if you can create a segment on this phenomena and where you think it might end from a language and human point of view.

    from Wikipedia
    “Newspeak is the language of Oceania, a fictional totalitarian state ruled by the Party, who created the language to meet the ideological requirements of English Socialism (Ingsoc).[1] In George Orwell’s world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Newspeak is a controlled language, of restricted grammar and limited vocabulary, a linguistic design meant to limit the freedom of thought—personal identity, self-expression, free will—that ideologically threatens the régime of Big Brother and the Party, who thus criminalised such concepts as thoughtcrime, contradictions of Ingsoc orthodoxy”

    • mik says:

      You are looking for a new name, redefinition?

      Let me put it blatantly: fucking up human mind, that’s it. In my opinion this is the most important thing. 9/11, jfk, sjw, new alternative right, fake money…..are not so important, or to put it another way if one understands that they have to rebuild our mind to achieve their dystopia, one will better understand all events.

      Ones I’ve cited Orwell on a local radio station when they opened the air for listeners. The anchor said that Orwell wanted his works to be seen as literature (interesting). I replied that I’m looking at them as Ideas.
      Very similar to your wikipedia experience.

      I don’t think new names can help, because most probably they would be twisted soon. I’m not a-priori against such an attempt, but I think it’s better to disclose mechanism and ideas behind.

      You cannot Think without words or twisted words.
      I cannot Think therefore I am not. (reverse Descartes)
      When words loose their meaning people loose their freedom (Confucius)

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      You are right. Things are getting really weird. Forces are straining to paint a wild perverted reality full of garbled confusions.

  20. Pablo de Boer says:

    Hola aloha señor James,

    Bertrand Russell predicted in his book The Impact Of Science On Society, what you wrote above and you señor James also quoted him in your episode:

    Episode 230 – Social Engineering 101

    This is a part of Russell’s book:

    “I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology … Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called ‘education.’ Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part … It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.”

    Alan Watt made a Vid about Russell’s book The Impact Of Science On Society

    Alan Watt – The Impact of Science on Society

    And last but not least another señor James episode on this theme

    Interview 906 – Social Engineering 101 with James Corbett

    Saludos para todos,

    Pablo de Boer

    • Pablo de Boer says:

      This is a scanned version of Russell’s book

      The Impact of Science on Society – B. Russell

      And while I was digitally data mining on this subject, I encountered in a digital mine shaft this NASA- pdf:

      The Impact of Science on Society.
      James Burke
      Jules Bergman
      Isaac Asimov
      Prepared by Langley Research Center

      But always be aware that such NASA pdf could be a DD (Digital Distraction), because NASA published it on the internet and NASA is also known as Never An Straight Answer.

      • Pablo de Boer says:

        Alan Watt continues to divulge his fascinating in-depth insights into how culture is created from the top down and used by the elite to manipulate and pervert natural human instincts towards their own ends. Every change in culture, right down to fashion and music, points out Watt citing Plato, had to be authorized and promoted from the top. This science of mass mind control is still taught today by the insiders and mediums such as television are used as weapons of social control to prevent humanity from ever realizing its full potential.

  21. Mishelle says:

    Great article James! They started throwing around the term ‘big data’ at the uni where I was teaching and everyone jumped on board, just like good little donkeys. I quit and have never been happier. 🙂

  22. d-One says:

    Hi Everyone
    Solution to Big Data …. muddy the waters!

    I heard in an interview.. (don’t ask me which. Sorry!) where a person or character in a story created an app called “Bathwater”. The app puts out a bunch of fabricated data and as more people use it, the “bad” data tips the scale from signal to noise.

    Problem, reaction, solution… big data is used by AI systems to track, influence or derail the public’s attention. Muddying the bathwater would hopefully overwhelm the AI systems ability to discern and come up with strategies to influence (hijack) the public’s revelations.

    Anyone wants to run with this idea? Any programmers?

    Actually …. I would prefer using the QUANTUM level of our consciousness to change this reality. Otherwise, we can be caught in an endless loop of fighting with them.

    Anyone aware of the work of The HeartMath Institute measuring the effects of prayer and meditation on the collective consciousness?
    What about the peace experiments done by the TM (Transcendental Meditation)movement where hundreds of meditators went into a chaotic area and things calmed down?

    Please check out Gregg Braden talking about “Feeling Based Prayer – Praying Rain”

    Want more?

    Here is similar – 5 Modes of Prayer

    • mkey says:

      There was a Firefox addon doing similar stuff, putting out a number of random querries to hide your interests.

      Vulnerability being the random generator, those can often be seen through and once the pattern emerges noise can be removed. I wouldn’t take search engine intelligence lightly.

      Every bit of resistance helps, though. Harder they have to work for our data, the better.

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