- Getting Your Head Around Subliminal Tech
- The Deviced Subliminality of Cyberspace
- The Subliminal Software Milieu
- Does Subliminal Tech Make Sense?
- Subliminal Software Review Briefs
Getting Your Head Around Subliminal Software, Apps & Technologies
Can we agree that the more you know about perception, attention, memory, and behavior— the easier it will be for you to master setting up a subliminal software program?
If you’re already in the know about how tech interfaces with your mind— with your psycho-physiological processing— and just would like a reliable subliminal software app, then click on one of the above images. They’re the only three apps that I’d recommend to friends. Otherwise, gear up for a didactic journey into the ‘wyrd’ and wonderful world of techno-subliminality.
It’s likely to be a spine-tingling quest because if our greatest fear really is the unknown, then the specter of subliminality would surely be unsettling, perplexing and yes— even scary and sublime.
If subliminal is by definition none-conscious then how can you get your head around it? How can you pierce the veil, and make sense out of something that’s always on the tip of your mind— something that’s situated on the brink of perceptibility?
In the same way that it’s easy to notice the next breath you take or feel the light touch of air on your skin— by shifting your awareness just a little you’ll begin to recognize the subliminal nuances of your mind.
Subliminal Buzz-Words & Shape-Shifting Semantics
Do you realize that every search that you make ends up putting words in your head? Of course you do, but do you realize that your search results categorically slice and dice up reality— firming up word relations, and the semantic associations in your mind? 1 The way that a word slips into place in your memory reflects the way that you order the world.2 Isn’t it true that the words that you use to describe the world end up scribing the story of your life? 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.” 3
Take the word subliminal for instance, it’s old-school— a sound-byte from the days of Carl Jung’s deep-mind explorations into none-conscious space. At the time, subliminal represented the cutting edge of the mind sciences. When Vance Packard’s book, The Hidden Persuaders came out in the mid-1950’s subliminal was coupled up with persuasion in our lexicon. After Professor Key’s book, Subliminal Seduction was released in the 1970s, the word ‘subliminal’ was left irredeemably tarnished. Ever since, it has invoked a queer sense of edgy unease, misgivings, and suspicious curiosity.
Moreover, several nations outlawed subliminal media hacks. To avoid legal jeopardy and avoid public outcry, subliminal persuasion was rebranded under a bevy of new names, like— neuromarketing, consumer behavioralism and persuasion tech.
The black-magic— manipulative side of subliminals has exploded into a litany of infamy. Nowadays, subliminal persuasion involves 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.
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, and is what people know it to be. Most of us still refer to non-conscious cues as subliminal messages. Like a soft voice whispering in a hailstorm, some subliminal software apps and programs are returning us to the promise of its therapeutic roots. As is clearly evident in the exciting new field of Digital Medicine.
The Deviced Subliminality of Cyberspace
“The most important thing about a technology is how it changes people” 4
We don’t seem to get it— to realize just how over-the-top powerful our gadgets are. They feed directly into our brain. And, it not just the gadgets— it’s the digital lifestyle that they suck us into.5
Our devices aren’t just handy helpers. They serve you up, transporting your mind into a synthetic 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 illuminated veneer of our screens is as vast as it is legion.
Even if the internet was conceived for our betterment, it’s become an instrument of power that pads the bottom line by deciding for you and modifying the way you behave. Our gadgets come with an agenda. They’re locked and loaded— ready to lock us into a platform— into walled-gardens that are loaded with corpocratic contrivance.
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. The wrongful use of technology probably won’t turn us into Zombies, but then again, who can tell? It’s uncharted territory.
Standard research methods are straining to keep up with the mind-numbing pace of technological shifts. And, corporations keep mum, preferring to use us as un-informed guinea pigs in their cyber-labs.6
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.” 7
By reducing the entire digital techno-sphere to one data point it does look ominous. Granted, it’s not fair to lump the whole ‘world-wild-web’ of devices, networks, and activities, together into one atrocious abstraction.8 Never the less, 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.
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, or a privacy-first social network, like WeMe.
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, we’re all susceptible to suffer from too much of the wrong kind of screen time. By realizing that our digital experience is skewed, you are one step closer to getting it to work for you rather than against you. No matter how sophisticated our contraptions are, they’re still just tools— tools that have a way of turning the tables on us. By being aware of your usage habits, you can keep them from using you.
No-to-Low Tech Parenting
Why are Silicon Valley insiders curtailing the digital experience of their kids? 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, 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 low-tech parents.
Pandering poison to the people isn’t the same as feeding it to your own kids— is it? 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 9
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.
The Subliminal Software Milieu
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 investing billions into tricking us into clicking 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 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 offer is to—
- 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.
Be that as it may unless you’ve made a concerted effort to pit yourself against digitalization, you’re spending an ever-increasing amount of time plugged into the cyber experience— ‘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 10
According to the latest polls, US adults are spending more time online than sleeping. Nearly half of their lives—11 hours each day— is consumed online by screen time.11 Whose had time to adjust to such a huge load? Even moderate users are suffering! From aching backs and blurry eyes to stressed out angst— people are becoming painfully aware that the human body wasn’t built to sit for hours on end, with eyeballs glued to pixelated screens.
Where there’s a pain, there’s gain, at least for the merry-marketeers. 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/body health. It’s ironic! How can piling on more tugs and pulls— more reasons to be plugged in— alleviate the side-effects caused by 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 world of new possibilities that won’t work against your overall aims. But finding the right ones is as they say; easier said than done.
App-land is a maze of enticement, filled with the sweet allure of sparkling mind-candy. The dizzying array of personal enhancement apps can leave you overwhelmed and stifled by doubtful indecision. There’s meditation apps, health and wellbeing apps, subliminal apps, mental enhancement and brain training apps, and on and on, ad-nauseam.
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.
On the other hand, if you’re into fitness and sport, and regularly work out or run, then an app that measures your vital signs in real time might be just what you need. 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 cover is really about you. It’s about protecting you from the persuasion creep effect and help you decide if a subliminal program is worth your while.
Free Subliminal Software— Anyone?
You probably know that— ‘Get This Free” is usually a hooked-lure— baited and ready to reel you in. Mind you— I do like free trial periods though. They give us a chance to try something out before you buy it.
There are also some open-source exceptions, but as a rule, I avoid free offerings like the pox. So, we won’t be sampling any free subliminals.There is one free subliminal app that I’d be remiss not to mention. It’s called, Mind of A Winner. What makes it unique is that it is ported to run on Linux, Ubuntu as well as on Mac and Windows systems. The only caveat is that it’s hosted on an unsecured url. So, 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 you want to use persuasion tech to be your own puppet-master— and infuse your digital experience 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’re still not sure? 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 personal 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— what about 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! 12
Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
President of the American Psychological Association, 2002
Back in the ‘do-no-evil’ days of the late 1990s, something peculiar happened on Google’s home turf. At Stanford University— B.J. Fogg, a young associate professor with a background in the psychology of mind-control came up with a ‘whole new field of study’ encompassing persuasion technologies.
While you and I might be forgiven for mistaking this ‘new field’ as subliminal persuasion, Dr. Fogg branded it as ‘Captology‘— an acronym for Computers as Persuasive Technologies. Insiders might take the allusion between Captology and Capture as a witty quip, but for those of us under the coercive thumb are less likely to be impressed.
It’s easy to see that the indelible stain of subliminal manipulation in the public sphere has been euphemistically whitewashed by acclaiming it to be a brand new science. Never the less, persuasion tech and more specifically Dr. Fogg’s Captology has become a behavioral branch of computer science— a science that’s bursting-at-the-seams with subliminal insights.13
It’s tempting to go off the rail to size up Captology in greater detail. But, you’d be better off picking up a copy of Dr. Fogg’s book, Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. Its corpocratic bias— its mission— is at odds with what we are attempting to achieve— to ultimately reaffirm our right to self-determination. Rather than profiting from coercion and the commodification of identity, our goal is to harness the wily beast of subliminal-tech to augment who we are and who we can be. To use our digital tools to enhance our talents, heighten our cognitive capacities and reassert our freedom of choice.
Captology and persuasion tech ought to also give you an idea of where the science on subliminality is hiding out.14 Which can be especially helpful for those of you who are discouraged by the apparent lack of research on subliminal conditioning. Besides, with more than half of our lives being gobbled up online, it behooves us to know about surveillance capitalism’s tools of the trade. And this is why you’ll find us dipping in and out of these topics from time to time.
IN-MOTION-NOTION This page is in the midst of a complete revision. I’ve made it this far as of May 2, 2019. You’ll find that content below is rather rough and rocky. Sorry about that!
Subliminal Software Review Briefs
MindMaster Brief 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. If you’d likego ahead and take MindMaster out for a free test drive. It comes with a no questions asked— 100% Money Back Guaranteed!
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 venders. Nearly every Subliminal MP3 Website is little better than a flat out scam.
Finding Subliminal Audios that are backed up diligent 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 marauding 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 your 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.
- By the arrangement and order of their rank positioning search results affect the parameters of popular discourse, add credibility, nudge reputations and stratify societal norms. All knowledge, science, and understanding are built upon the categorical grounds of association.
- Contextual categories and classifications are the boundaries that delineate the territory of conceptual domains.
- Ira Mukhoty, Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire, Aleph Book Company (2018), Pg 12
- Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto, Vintage; Reprint edition (Feb. 8, 2011), Pg 11
- Yes, the word suck is rather negative. Good luck trying to use your phone to make calls. The moment you initialize the device— you come face to face with a heap of apps that drain your battery, track your moves and badger you with notifications. While some of the apps are indeed useful, it would be good to have a choice— one the doesn’t require a computer science degree to suss out the settings— or twenty thousand hours to read the T&C’s and Privacy Policies.
- How do you feel about corporations using customers as test subjects without their knowledge or consent? Well, that’s what Facebook was caught doing back in 2014. And though more disguised, ‘testing click-ability’ is a standard procedure over at Google. Some testing is perfectly understandable. When it is used to enhance user experience. The main problem as I see it is the wall of secrecy that these corporations operate behind.
- Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Bursts: The Hidden Patterns Behind Everything We Do, from Your E-mail to Bloody Crusades, Plume (2011), Pg 30-31
- In a societal system of networked digital technologies, it’s a challenge to separate the devices from the connectivity and content networks that they interplay with— all of which continuously shape and redefine each other.
- Chris Weller, Business Insider, Silicon Valley Parents Are Raising Their Kids Tech-Free — And it Should Be a Red Flag, February 18, 2018
- Nielsen, The Media Universe: More Options, More Time, More Reach— 08-22-2018
- The Nielsen Total Audience Report Q1 2018 For your convenience I’ve uploaded the complete report as a pdf document that you can read and download right here. Access Document
- B.J. Fogg, Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do (Interactive Technologies), Morgan Kaufmann 1 edition (2002), Pg x-xii
- Without hiding their agenda behind a basket full of acclaimed euphemisms— Google, Facebook, and other tech giants could be accused of instrumentalizing subliminal persuasion— which would undoubtedly cause a global uproar.
- For the last fourteen years all the luminaries in the field of digital persuasion having been meeting up Davos style at the International Conference on Persuasive Technology. Each year the proceedings, notes and research papers presented at the conference are published as Springer’s— Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).