Page Contents at a Glance
- Buzz-Words & Shape-Shifting Semantics
- Subliminal Software, Gadgets & Cyberspace
- Silicon Valley Insiders No-to-Low Tech Parenting
- Beyond Digital Dichotomies— the Good, Bad & Insane
- Subliminal Software Milieu — Insider Tips
- Minding the Maze of Personal-Enhancement Apps
- Free Subliminal Software— Anyone?
- Why Subliminal? — Does Going Subliminal Make Sense?
- MindMaster — Subliminal Software Review
- MindZoom — Subliminal Software Review
- Subliminal Audio Reviews
- Subliminal Video Reviews
Getting Your Head Around Subliminal Software, Apps & Technologies
Subliminal Buzz-Words & Shape-Shifting Semantics
It might not be obvious, but subliminal software and induction technologies are the lifeblood of corporations like Google and Facebook. Every search that you make ends up putting words in your head— isn’t that what search results are?
The words that we use to frame the world defines who we are and the kind of lives that we live. Our words shape—
“the way in which we view ourselves and the place we occupy in the world. To name a thing is to magic it into being, to give it substance and weight.
Take the word subliminal for instance, it’s rooted in the era of black and white television. It’s old-school— an academic sound-byte from the days of Carl Jung’s deep-mind explorations into none-conscious space. It was a respected term at the cutting edge of the mind sciences. After Professor Key’s book, ‘Subliminal Seduction’ was released in the 1970s, the word ‘subliminal’ fell out of favor and was left, irredeemably tarnished. Ever since, its invoked a queer sense of edgy unease, misgivings, and suspicious curiosity.
Of course, subliminal research and persuasion didn’t disappear. It was merely rebranded under a bevy of new names, like— neuromarketing, priming, neurolinguistic programming, and precognition. And now, returning to its therapeutic roots, subliminal software is resurfacing in the exciting new field of Digital Medicine. On the other side— the dark, manipulative side of subliminals has exploded into a litany of infamy.
Nowadays, subliminal persuasion goes by everything from mind-hacking to smear campaigns— from plain old propaganda to psi-ops, weaponized lies, and let’s not forget— its new trumped-up moniker, fake news.
Nevertheless, the whole lot of them is still operating under the auspices of subliminal feasibility. Anything that influences our behavior and beliefs, without us noticing, is subliminal. Regardless of its baggage and unruly connotations— subliminal is what it was coined as when it was first observed, and is what people know it as. Most of us still refer to non-conscious cues as subliminal messages.
Unless, you are academically inclined, directly involved in the social sciences or one the many branches of cognitive neuroscience, then chances are subliminal is a term that you can relate to. If this article were titled something like, ‘Neuro-Enhancement Tech Reviews’ you probably wouldn’t have found it— let alone read it.
Subliminal Software, Gadgets & Cyberspace
“The most important thing about a technology is how it changes people.” — Jaron Lanier
You see, our devices aren’t just handy helpers. They open us up to an artificial domain— a subliminal matrix that’s populated by encoded commands and algorithmic programs, that are riddled with behavioral prompts and hidden cues. The stealthy sway of what lies hidden beneath the shiny veneer of our screens is as vast as it is legion.
Even if the internet was conceived for the betterment of mankind, it’s become an instrument to pad the bottom line. Our gadgets come with an agenda. They’re locked and loaded— ready to lock us into a platform— into walled-gardens— and loaded with ‘corpocratic’ intent. It’s all about the profit, not the value.
Why are Silicon Valley Insiders into No-to-Low Tech Parenting?
Why do you think Steve Jobs, the guy who brought us the iPhone and iPad, didn’t let his kids use them? Or, why does his successor at the helm of Apple, Tim Cook warn parents about social media? This isn’t some kind of Apple-centric Ludditism either. It’s the trend— Silicon Valley’s major players are predominantly into low-tech parenting?
Pandering poison to the people isn’t the same as feeding it to your own kids— is it? No, I’m not overstating the issue— it really does come down to dangerous, if not deadly double standards. An article in Business Insider’s, Your Brain on Apps Series— drives the message home.The article: Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag, reports that:
“A 2017 survey conducted by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation found among 907 Silicon Valley parents that despite high confidence in technology’s benefits, many parents now have serious concerns about tech’s impact on kids’ psychological and social development…
“Erika Boissiere has little doubt that tech is poison to young brains. The 37-year-old mom of two in San Francisco works as a family therapist alongside her husband. She said they both make an effort to stay current with screen-time research, which, despite suffering a lack of long-term data, has nevertheless found a host of short-term consequences among teens and adolescents who are heavy users of tech. These include heightened risks for depression, anxiety, and, in extreme cases, suicide.” Business Insider, February 18, 2018”
Just because the focus is on children, doesn’t mean that adults are immune to the debilitating effects of over-done-digital exposure. We’re all susceptible to Filter-Bubble-fueled furies— cognitive dissonance, fractured concentration, attention disorders and a whole range of mixed-mind-mash-ups.
Beyond Digital Dichotomies— the Good, the Bad & the Insane
With the throttle down— barrelling full speed ahead— we have no idea where we’re going. We don’t even know the full extent of just how damaging the wrongful use of technology can be. It probably won’t turn us into Zombies, but who can tell? It’s unknown territory. Standard research methods are straining to keep up with the pace of technological change. And, corporations keep mum, preferring to use us as un-informed guinea pigs in their societal cyber-labs.
We are all subject to a wide-ranging covert but extremely detailed surveillance. “Indeed, today just about everything we do leaves digital breadcrumbs in some database… increasingly penetrating digital technologies creates an immense research laboratory that, in size, complexity, and detail, surpasses everything that science has encountered before.” Burst
In speaking about the entire digital techno-sphere as one data point, it does look somewhat ominous and bleak. It’s not fair to lump the whole ‘world-wild-web’ of devices, networks, and activities, together into one atrocious abstraction. Thought-controlled prosthetics that restore sensation, and electronic implants that allow paralyzed people to walk again— cannot be considered in the same light as addictive apps— hyper-marketed to a cherry-picked psycho-graphic of highly susceptible folks.
Yes, we do have to work around the brazen brevity of corpocratic greed. But, we can’t blame technology for being black-magic-potent, any more than we can blame the sun for sunburn. If you’re not comfortable supporting the likes of Google or Facebook— stop using them. I’ve nearly weaned myself entirely from both. With a few clicks, you can be up and running on an alternative search engine like Presearch, or a privacy-first social network, like WeMe.
Remember that if something isn’t strong enough to screw you up— to put you in a bad way— then how could it be strong enough to help you out? Just be mindful, because we’re all susceptible to suffer from too much of the wrong kind— of screen time. By realizing that our digital experience is skewed, we are one step closer to getting it to work for us rather than against us.
No matter how sophisticated our contraptions are, they’re still just tools— tools that have a way of turning the tables on you. By being aware of your usage habits— of how you’re using on them, you can keep them from using you.
The Subliminal Software Milieu — Insider Tips & Tricks
Instead of the wasted time and spaced-out minds that characterize cyber-stupor— digital tech can just as readily be used to enhance creativity, heal infirmities and augment our mental faculties.
Can you imagine what it would be like if instead of tricking us into clicking those damn links— the big brains behind corporate tech were nudging us to live better, healthier and more harmonious—more fulfilling lives? Wouldn’t flashes of inspiration— waves of subliminal encouragement be better than the commercial crap that’s pummeling our brains? Don’t hold your breath!
The corporate mandate rarely if ever has our best interest in mind. To nudge the impact that devices are having on you, and inject positive reinforcement patterns into your digital space, you’ve got to plan it out and do it yourself. Even with the tools that subliminal software provides you still have to apply yourself and invest the time to set things up just so right.
No matter how good a piece of software, be it a subliminal app or otherwise— it’s digital— it won’t replace your in the world, full-bodied activities — like— yoga, working out, meditation, or the special, unhooked chill time that you share with your family, friends and loved ones. It’s not supposed to! The best that any mind enhancement app can do is:
- augment your concentration, will-power, and perseverance,
- increase your clarity of mind and mental perspicuity,
- enhance your physical performance and enrich the quality of your off-line activities.
Unless you’ve made a concerted effort to pit yourself against digitization, you’re spending an ever-increasing amount of time plugged into the cyberspace— ‘media universe’.
“While everyone likely has their own formula for squeezing in more media each day, we’re seeing increased engagement across apps and web browsing on smartphones and tablets, along with growing use of internet-connected devices.” Nielsen – 08-22-2018
According to the latest findings, US adults are spending more time online than they do sleeping. It’s jaw-dropping to consider that nearly half of their lives, 11 hours each day, is being consumed online by screen time. We have not had time to adjust to such a load, and even moderate users are feeling it! From aching backs and blurry eyes to stressed out angst, people are becoming painfully aware of the fact that the human body wasn’t built to sit for hours on end— fixated in front of pixelated screens.
Where there’s pain, there’s gain, at least for the marketeers— and over the last couple of years, the market has responded with zillions of helper apps. What was once a trickle has turned into a torrent of apps dedicated to every conceivable aspect of mind and body health. It’s ironic! How can piling on more tugs and pulls — more reasons to be plugged in, alleviate the side-effects of too much screen time? It’s kind of like selling nutraceutical vodka to alcoholics— Isn’t it?
Minding the ‘Subliminal Maze’ of Personal-Enhancement Apps
There’s no question that some apps can open up a whole world of new possibilities— and won’t work at a cross-purpose against your overall aims. But finding the right ones is as they say; easier said than done.
App-land is a maze of enticement that’s filled with the sweet allure of mind-candy. The dizzying array of personal enhancement apps can leave one hanging— suspended in a state of indecision. What to choose? There’s meditation apps, health and wellbeing apps, mental enhancement and brain training apps, and on and on, ad-nauseam— When you have too much to choose from its harder to make the right choice.
We all have different tastes, needs, values, aptitudes and different levels of discipline. Just because an app gets rave reviews doesn’t mean that it is right for you. If your naturally spontaneous and casual than a rigid-regime— discipline orientated app probably isn’t for you. It doesn’t help to try to force yourself into doing something that isn’t your thing.
If you’re into fitness and sports— regularly work out or run, then an app that measures your vital signs in real time might be just what you’re looking for. If you’re into gaming— get informed— check out Neuroscape and the remedial games that Akili Interactive is coming up with. With subliminal software it doesn’t matter what you are into— you can create a custom program that’s ideally suited to satisfy your needs and desires.
While our focus is on subliminal software, much of what we’ll cover is really about you — how you can pick out the most fitting app, and squeeze the most value out of subliminal tech— to ultimately enhance who you are both online and off. By surveying the subliminal landscape with me, you’re increasing your overall knowledge base and gaining insights that can be applied across the whole range of offerings that you’ll find in App-land.
Free Subliminal Software— Anyone?
You’re probably already aware that— ‘Get This Free”— is most usually a hooked-lure, baited and ready to reel you in. This doesn’t apply to free trial periods though— They’re often a good thing, giving you a chance to try out something before you buy it.
There are some open-source exceptions, but as a rule, you’ll want to avoid free offerings like the pox. So, we won’t be sampling any free subliminals today. But there is one free subliminal app that I’d be remiss not to mention. It’s called Mind of A Winner and is ported to run on Linux, Ubuntu as well as on Mac and Windows systems. I need to warn you that it’s hosted on an unsecured url—Try it at your own risk.
There are a lot more implications associated with the matter of ‘Free’ than my light-hearted advice has alluded to. If you’d like a more in-depth look into its effects on cyberspace and society, I’d highly recommend Jaron Lanier’s book, Who Owns the Future.
Why Subliminal Tech? — Does Going Subliminal Make Sense?
Why wouldn’t it? Why wouldn’t you want to use persuasion tech to be your own puppet-master— to enhance your life and infuse your digital spaces with clear and present intention? It’s none-invasive, inexpensive and can be set up in minutes— but you know what’s wrong? — Why you still have reservations? It boils down to trust, resistance, and fear.
We All Have Trust Issues — No one wants to get taken-in by vapor-ware, hooked into a subscription that they won’t use— or duped into revealing sensitive information. And, if it’s such a great thing then why isn’t everybody using it? How come subliminal tech is an outlier— a ‘new-agey’ niche rather than the in-thing? And, while we’re at it— where’s the science?
“Smart people can be led to make stupid decisions, normal people to behave abnormally, and good people to engage in evil deeds— all at the flick of a situational switch…
“If all of us, professionals and citizens alike, comprehend how computers can be used to persuade us to take control over the decisions affecting our health and well being, we can harness this power for the good it can impart, while sounding alarms against the dark side of this force of persuasive influence…
“Yet, our focus as concerned citizens, psychologists, and creators of computer systems should be on discovering how to utilize this new power of persuasive technology wisely and well!”
Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
President of the American Psychological Association, 2002
FYI — It’s update season— Right now, December 13 2018, I’m revising this page and a few others in a major way.
Subliminal Software Review — Quick Takes
Mind Master — Subliminal Software Review
Mind Master is a no frills subliminal program for both Windows and Macs. It lets you run undetectable images in conjunction with affirmations. It’s a cinch to set up and has a long list of high powered testimonials. Doctors, coaches and athletes are crazy about. This is what Nikki Stone, the Olympic Gold Medalist had to say about Mind Master:
“Mind Master is something that I highly recommend to all those who are trying to achieve goals, build confidence and self esteem, or create success in any area of their life…
This program will help you harness the powers of your own mind and achieve goals you never thought possible. At the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, I became America’s first-ever Olympic Champion in the sport of inverted aerial skiing…
What made this performance so unbelievable was the fact that less than two years earlier a chronic injury prevented me from standing, much less walking or skiing…” Nikki Stone
How Mind Master Works
With Mind master you can mix your own images with affirmations. Let’s say that you want to use subliminal messages to attract new opportunities and more abundance into your life.
You’d just pick out Mind Master’s default affirmation set for prosperity, customize it, or compile your own. Once your affirmations are ready, can enhance them with suggestive images. Pick out the images that resonate with you, images that represent wealth and prosperity.
Once you have your images loaded into Mind Master, your all set. When you fire up the app, they’ll undetectable flash in conjunction with your affirmations.
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Mind Zoom — Subliminal Software Review
In short the people at MindZoom have developed a Subliminal Message system that combines auditory and visual text affirmations and comes with a stand alone subliminal music mixer. I’ve written a full review of MindZoom Software suite that you can check out by clicking here.
Subliminal Audio Reviews — Mind Your Music
The online market is flooded with Subliminal Audios. To say that most of them are utter rubbish is a gross understatement. You see, sans the research and licensing fees, Pre-Recorded Subliminal MP3’s cost less than a penny to produce.
With a copy of Mind Zoom’s Subliminal Music Mixer, you can make your own recordings and be in the Subliminal MP3 Business tomorrow. That’s the problem!
Unregulated products that are cheap to produce— that have massive margins— tend attract unscrupulous marketers. Here’s an example of the kind of Subliminal MP3 Website that I’m talking about. That site has been cashing in on Subliminal Recordings for several years now.
Finding Subliminal Audios that are backed up by authentic research and documentation is like finding a quark in the cosmos.There are exceptions, but you’ll still have to deal with another persons taste in music. Here’s one that may be worth checking out: Hypnotic Tunes. I can’t guarantee that you’ll like their sound, but they do have some solid research behind them.
Subliminal Video Reviews — Visualization
What moves you the most? Do you love the sound of a sexy voice, get warm chills from caresses, or are you fascinated by beauty?
If you’re visually orientated, you’re excited by beauty in all of its glorious forms, by beautiful scenery, works of art and by beautiful people. The fact is that most of us are visual creatures. Around 60% of the US population mainly rely on sight, on how things look.
If you’re a visual person, then Subliminal Videos or Images are most likely the best forms of Subliminal Media for you.
It’s tricky though because your unconscious mind rarely conforms to logic, or what you’d expect. For example, horrific images that you find utterly repulsive, could actually trigger the reward center in your brain, which would suggest unconscious attraction.
The main problem with Subliminal Videos isn’t a lack of science. It’s the same damn thing that we ran into with Subliminal Audios. Most of the Subliminal Videos that you’ll come across are utter rubbish.
It seems like the subliminal sector has been invaded by Internet Marketeers. You won’t believe some of the stuff that people are actually selling. It’s bad! Here’s a couple Subliminal Video Websites that look suspiciously similar. They also appear to be solely designed to capture you email address: Pleasurable Profits and Subliminal Warrior Videos. See what I mean?
Unfortunately, these kind of scam sites are giving Subliminal Messages a bad name. The best one that I’ve come across, probably only looks good because the other ones look so bad. But, if you have digital art screens, you might like it.
The Success Accelerator Videos appear to be professionally produced and are accompanied by 30 days of personal coaching. So, they may be worth checking out.
Being that money is a huge issue for most folks today. I made this Subliminal Video for wealth and prosperity. I must admit it isn’t completely subliminal, but according to viewer comments on Youtube it’s effective.