All of the AI in the IoT's, your OS's, and your smartphones is being used to create profiles or 'cartoons' of you; this is combined with your online habits which are delivered by your ISP and your web browser, in tandem with your social media - to control and manipulate you in a passive fashion.
Blackrock technologies operates a computer called Aladdin, which is used to make market predictions and keep businesses risk averse by monitoring trends, referencing historical situations and how those situations played out to make very successful predictions for businesses to keep their assets safe and growing. With the large number of former republican administration officials working at the C level at Facebook and other social media sites, as well as the creation of Cambridge Analytica - it is not difficult to put these pieces together in a scary manner:
First, the above pieces were put together to be used to sell people things by making suggestions with ads on your webpage. Harmless enough.
But with the amount of data about the psychological testing done by facebook - found in 2013 - I believe that social media, and in this case Facebook has discovered that by manipulating items in the news feed, they can manipulate the lives of people and make them more vulnerable, and open to suggestions. In this case, it started out with buying things. Everyone makes money and everyone is happy, right?
Well, I believe they took it one step further and started manipulating people politically.
So, by the use of predictive coding algorithms and trending, as well as key words - social media (Facebook in this case) finds user posts that meet certain criteria: If certain words appear (hate, ugly, words about genitals, break up, cheating, racist, caste, Modi, Rahul, Congress, BJP, etc. etc.) and determining a persons relationships with certain people, family, friends, significant other - they can programmatically force certain posts to be seen in users news feeds. This may cause life altering events like break ups, divorces, broken friendships, losing your job, etc.
Once that life altering event occurs, the person effected is now made vulnerable or weaker and more open to suggestion. Meaning that person can now be more open to buying something (got broken up with because you are fat? Here are weight loss suggestions, or gyms, or diets). (Lost your job because of your political or social opinion? Here are suggestions for the opposing political party and advertisements on how they are more inline with your thinking).
It is true that people are open to suggestion - that is how basic advertisement works. On top of that, women are more effected by this due to their increased usage of social media, and advertisers typically focusing on selling towards women.
And the best part for those that participate in this? YOU do all the work! They only need to track what you do online, how you use your smartphone and your IoT AIs, how you shop, what you post on social media. They just index all of this data specific to YOU and a profile or 'cartoon' created by all of your work and actions online. They can then use this to sell you things or suggest political candidates to you.
Honest folks with integrity this hardly works on, however your data is still being used by tracking everything you do. There are not a lot of people in this category.
Folks having gone through a life altering event - especially relationship level events have been rendered weak and are made vulnerable and more open to suggestions. If they were blind sided (and a LOT of men and women went through break ups in 2013/2014) it makes them even more open due to the unforeseen circumstances.
This has already been done with businesses - like with Aladdin at Blackrock in Washington state. Testing on humans to apply the same prediction model was done by Facebook in 2013. The success of which then spawned Cambridge Analytica which then was used by Facebook, the Republican party, and the IRA out of Moscow and Putin, to sway elections, cause Brexit, and have more right wing fascists elected throughout the world.
The solution works! Maybe not on everyone, but on enough people to make a difference. And that is a scary thought. Security vs Privacy, how they are different and what they mean to you are important definitions to understand for yourself. And to use to protect yourself online and ensure that you aren't being manipulated. Step One: Remove Social Media. Say goodbye to your Facebook.