We rely on stereotypes a bit too much in the theatre to provide a crafted, but logistical, shorthand for wringing out the emotion from our audiences. How easy is it to invoke the Angel and the Badge to provoke push-button reactions? We must always be wary before invoking the Cross and the Gun.
I learned the secret of mind control from a colleague of mind at a major university on the East Coast of the United States.
He used a form of this trick/Jedi Mind-Meld/Instant Hypnosis to get students to listen to him instead of just hearing him during lecture sessions.
As computers become more like us and as we purposefully program our computers to reflexively behave as if they are us — instead of us — are we risking the loss of autonomous thought?
Has anyone ever called you a “Control Freak?”
If so, what exactly does that phrase mean and how did you respond when the label was first attached?