Much likethe film Inception, the deceptive culture industry and the mass media, we takea turn on how these matters come into hand in a contemporary society– seeding anidea in modern society through the modes of digital media and publicbroadcasts. In an online article of “MassMind Control Through Network Television- Are your thoughts your own?” itmentions the imperative nature the government impose on humanity through aspectacle of mind manipulations and digital media. When people think about mindcontrol they usually relate it to the definitive conspiracy theories referringto Project MkUltra. This project is a CIA mind control program that operated inthe early 1950s to experiment and interrogate human subjects on drug usage andother acts of violation. The programforced confessions of the individual through mind control to weaken and extractinformation, the agency poured millions of dollars into the examining stages toensure methods of controlling the mind and of enhancing their ability toextract information from subjects who were resistant in the interrogationstages. For example, Cobb’s mission is to steal corporate secrets of his targetthrough the means of Inception – delving into the subconscious and extractingvaluable information, which he successfully executes through manipulative mindcontrol, Cobb’s process of ‘seeding’ ideas works substantially in ourmaterialistic world of producers and consumers.
(Ansari, A. (2018). Other modesof mind control are raised through the network of television, “the retile brainis unable to distinguish between reality and simulated reality of television.To the brain, if it looks real, it is real” (Ansari, A. (2018). We areconscious to the fact the commercial is trying to manipulate us, but on anunconscious, level the commercial nonetheless is successful in the sense thatwe feel helpless unless we buy the product being advertised, and theimplications of reaching on a more unconscious are none other than powerful,because it operates on the deepest level of human response. On the contrary,the culture industry is associated with “absolute power of capitalism” Adorno,T.
& Horkheimer, M. (1944). Criticise how society is mass deceived with theconsumption of cultural goods, “The cultureindustry perpetually cheats its consumers of what it promises. The promissorynote which, with its plots and staging, it draws on pleasure is endlesslyprolonged; the promise, “which is all the spectacle consists of, is illusory:all it actually confirms is that the real point will never be reached” Adorno, T. & Horkheimer, M. (1944).