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  1. #141
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    In August last year when my health problems occurred, I suddenly started to receive many related postal ads, and after a little enquiring with the NHS also contacted a some of them.

    This revealed a company dedicated to deriving data and sending it to companies which paid for it, and receiving a profit from that process. They are treating us as a commodity.

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    All I currently get is advertising about Cloud computing and presentation software, relating to a job I retired from six years ago. I may start getting emails relating to my research, but it's fairly 'niche', so I'm not sure what product(s) would be aimed at me. The complete works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharos View Post
    In August last year when my health problems occurred, I suddenly started to receive many related postal ads, and after a little enquiring with the NHS also contacted a some of them.

    This revealed a company dedicated to deriving data and sending it to companies which paid for it, and receiving a profit from that process. They are treating us as a commodity.
    Yes, that confirms my suspisions related to similar emails in the past relating to health, age and pensions etc. All focused on particular aspects of my personal life, that would have to be obtained through 3rd parties or skimming aspects of my internet activity. Unfortunately being off-grid is virtually impossible nowadays because even as individuals if you manage to hide yourself behind anonymous online ID's and go through proxy servers etc, there are 3rd parties out there that you have to deal with that have data relating to you, effectively a digital footprint of your ID and what you do. How accurate and complete you digital footprint is, is very dependant on how much info you have revealled over the years and how securely 3rd parties store personal data.

    Unfortunately as Prince would say "A Sign Of The Times"
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    doesnt bother me tbh. they are as well showing me stuff i may be interested in as opposed to what i wont be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJSki2fly View Post
    Yes, that confirms my suspisions related to similar emails in the past relating to health, age and pensions etc. All focused on particular aspects of my personal life, that would have to be obtained through 3rd parties or skimming aspects of my internet activity. Unfortunately being off-grid is virtually impossible nowadays because even as individuals if you manage to hide yourself behind anonymous online ID's and go through proxy servers etc, there are 3rd parties out there that you have to deal with that have data relating to you, effectively a digital footprint of your ID and what you do. How accurate and complete you digital footprint is, is very dependant on how much info you have revealled over the years and how securely 3rd parties store personal data.
    Indeed... Your "digital footprint", and what it contains/how much of yourself it reveals, is a significant contributory factor, in terms of how easily 'the powers that be' are able to misuse information they've gathered, to subliminally brainwash and control you, which is precisely why I don't 'do' social media.

    Unlike many others, I'm not the slightest bit interested in advertising my life on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or using other such nonsense, and posting 'selfies' I've taken on my smartphone (as for starters I don't own one), or pictures of my children, friends or family, or indulging in banal chitchat about vacuous 'celebrities', other such gossip or kiddie chat (as I don't have kids), so if this place didn't exist, my digital footprint would be virtually non-existent!

    Therefore, if you wish to be less susceptible to being brainwashed and controlled, through the digital footprint you've created, then have a less conspicuous one in future!

    As for bring 'off-grid', it's very difficult to be completely so now, but you can LIMIT how often you're 'connected', through your lifestyle choices, and MAXIMISE the time you're off-grid, and therefore less prone to brainwashing by unscrupulous third-party sources who've surreptitiously obtained your data.

    I'm in a position where I can pick and choose when to be 'connected' or 'off-grid', as I have no-one putting demands on me to be continually contactable, especially employers, who can be so demanding these days. And when I go on holiday, I prefer being as 'off-grid' as possible, and so am unburdened by electronic paraphernalia keeping me 'connected'. I prefer being completely disconnected, so I can fully switch off and relax!

    We also take active steps to divorce ourselves from the norm (and rat race), and be in control of our destiny as much as possible, which we do by living a simple, relatively self-sufficient existence, and where no-one is placing unrealistic demands on our time.

    I often wonder if the Amish community, and other Christian ones like it, who completely shun all forms of modern technology and live very simple, but fruitful and rewarding lives, have got things more right than wrong: https://www.amishvalleyproducts.com/...ern-technology

    They opine that if you don't have electricity, then all the bullshit and 'poison' in today's world can't 'drip in'... Yes, of course it's an extreme view, some might say bonkers, and I wouldn't entertain it myself, but at the same time I can't help but wonder if they're more perceptive and astute about what's happening in the world now than they are mad or eccentric....

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    From women and hifi through mind control using technology to Japanese casualties during World War Two. A good contender for the thread drift of the year awards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMutt View Post
    From women and hifi through mind control using technology to Japanese casualties during World War Two. A good contender for the thread drift of the year awards!
    I was thinking the same (and this is my first post on the thread).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMutt View Post
    From women and hifi through mind control using technology to Japanese casualties during World War Two. A good contender for the thread drift of the year awards!
    You missed out a couple of minor diversions on the way. However, I'm sure women figure in there somewhere !

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    Regrading thread drift; . . . .. "It's alive, it's alive", and I largely concur with Marco's last post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharos View Post
    Regrading thread drift; . . . .. "It's alive, it's alive", and I largely concur with Marco's last post.
    We always do baby...

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