The Wal-Mart Gestapo: Disinformation World News

Disinformation World News – Episode 12: The Wal-Mart Gestapo

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RobotHandRobotic limbs controlled by the mind, Nigerian witch hunters, 19th century sex magic, and the Wal-Mart Gestapo, featured this week on Disinformation World News.

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  • Memphis A. Cepeda

    I am impressed with the development of an effective interface between a person''s brain and a computer-enhanced prosthetic device. A related development took place during the 1980s, when the IBM Corporation demonstrated a system that read a young woman's thoughts, so as to control the operation of an IBM Selectric typewriter. She thought the sentence, “Please write a letter to Mrs. Wright right now.” The typewriter produced the sentence correctly, not confusing the semantic distinctions between the words write, Wright, and right. Lastly, the U.S. Air Force seeks to develop thought-controlled aircraft.

    • helper69

      I think that happened in the future

  • Nevermind_That

    Be careful of the word “surge”. It was chosen by Republicans in advance of the proposed Iraq “surge”. The word itself implies a temporary escalation followed by a return to the status quo, and is meant to subtly imply that the additional troops will come home eventually–without having to make any promises about it! By using that word, you score a small victory for the reactionaries, whose first goal is to redefine the debate by making endless war seem transient and temporary at every turn. I recommend using a word that accurately reflects the situation at hand without the baggage of false hope, like “increase” or “escalation”.

  • Anonymous

    I think that happened in the future