When you hear about “mind control,” you might envision something from a sci-fi movie. But mind control is easy so long as you ensure people’s reality exists and is defined by what they see on a screen. If you can get people to that level, then you effectively control people’s reality and, thereby, their minds.
This has significant implications for questions of epistemology, i.e., questions about how we know what we know and what evidence we have for our beliefs. Can we really trust what we see on a video? Does video footage count as reliable evidence given the sophisticated ways footage can be created, staged, or otherwise manipulated?
The interesting thing is connecting this to the atheistic requirement for “evidence of God, miracles, etc.” Imagine something miraculous happens to you and you record it on your phone camera. Would this count as evidence for these skeptics?
When you hear about "mind control," you might envision something from a sci-fi movie. But mind control is easy so long…
Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Monday, October 3, 2016