I recently watched a couple videos that focused on the abilities of a certain individual named Derren Brown. He is some sort of hypnotist who showcases his talents by performing them on everyday people.
I have provided links to some of his videos below and I'm interested in getting some of your feedback on this. If genuine, this has truly affected the way I understand how advertising and the media affects our everyday life. How susceptible are we to those who control most facets of society? For instance, we all know that advertising is a powerful way of selling products... but do companies like Pepsi or McDonalds have offices (or perhaps laboratories) which research and employ tactics similar to sell their products? Or worse, do governments use these tactics to influence the public on who to vote for, what war to support, or ...???