Presented without comment. 50 years thereafter, the matrix is so obvious. Take the time!
The described governing scheme (‘government of some kind’) is ever more effective the better access to information it has about human behaviour as the BBC documentary already noticed in 1966 – decades before PC’s, facebook, Google, etc. This technological revolution and a wholly unconscious people – willing to give away the most intimate informations for a bigger TV screen, a 10$ discount on their mobile plan, or just to buy the ‘be cool’ label – greatly decreased the cost of behavioral policies these days. Billions of people are accessible through social media – they willfully accepted Panopticon. Never before the goal of a ‘passive and happy’ (i.e. conformist / non-defective people) can be achieved at such low costs.
The idea of ‘nudging’ people towards right behaviour using incentives schemes is currently becoming openly accepted and applied – again without any attempt to conceal it. ‘Behavioral public policies’ are currently advocated by Angela Merkel, done by the British or the Americans – originating like always from some (freak) economist’s mind. In the interesting case of America, the most powerful advocate for such policies is Cass Sunstein – which ‘coincidentally’ happens to be on the NSA oversight panel. What a great choice – once again – of the (peace) nobel laureate president! We can expect, that he’ll sure nudge you away from any ‘conspiracy theories‘ whatsoever as one of his proposals was to tax people who hold conspiracy theories.
Of course not long ago we’d openly recognized the aforementioned policies as fascist. Today we look at them through the lens of pure reason and technicality. But then again – that’s what any fascist regime always claimed.
Focusing though on what matters most: Who is handing out the poker chips in the (real) matrix? What is the most powerful yet concealed ‘Behavioral public policy’? And why do you call yourself free obeying to it?