Two Kinds of Magic
There are two ways you can categorize stage magic.
The kind that uses real props, and the kind that uses imaginary props.
The kind that uses real props is regular magic.
Pulling rabbits out of heads, card tricks, sawing ladies in half, this is generally accepted stage magic.
Then there is mentalism.
Mixed Up Ideas
Of convincing people that you have amazing psychic powers.
That you have much amazing powers of mind control, people eagerly obey you.
People will eagerly do whatever you ask.
People will believe that since you can look deeply into their minds, and see all there is, you are somebody to be worshipped.
Your are somebody to be respected, and admired, and revered.
One Session Therapy
There is this fantastic therapy robot being developed.
It’s based on pure VR, where you imagine an ideal therapist sitting before you.
But the VR therapist that is AI generated in real time, is also measuring your brainwaves, your pupil dilation, the chemical composition of your perspiration.
Even the variance in your skin conductivity.
And this is put into a massive feedback loop, to talk to you, in a way, that will lead you to the ideal outcome.
Vanish All Issues
So you can easily overcome any problem you may be having.
So far, this is only going to available to high level soldiers.
So they can eliminate PTSD and maximize their killing efficiency.
Even creating amnesia if they need to, to program them to be much more effective killing machines.
But there is a commercial version being developed for entertainment purposes.
It’s not quite ready for mass production perhaps in five years or so.
But they do have some pretty impressive working prototypes.
First, they ask you what kind of emotion you’d like to feel.
Then they scan your memories, to find your best story and movie experiences.
Then they create a full blown movie, complete with realistic, but AI driven characters.
And while it is loosely structured on the hero’s journey template, it changes in real time, based on a subconsciously interactive feedback loop.
So it can easily move you through the ideal emotions to maximize your catharsis.
No Thinking Ideal Food
Some advanced sports researchers are creating an ideal nutritional system.
For example, say you wanted to finish a marathon in six months time, and your target time was two hours and twenty seven minutes.
There would be a food processor that was attached to several large cylinders containing basic food ingredients.
Whip Me Up Something
And several small cylinders containing spices and other taste additives.
Then you’d give the machine a small blood sample, much like when you check your ketones or your blood sugar.
Then the automated food processor would measure your blood glucose, protein synthesis, and even calibrate the best food to your DNA.
It would also be able to tell if your muscle and lung tissue growth are on track to your stated goal.
This, of course, will only be available to top tier athletes.
But if you can afford it, it should be available for mainstream use in maybe a few years or so.
Stay Out Of My Brain
Some are a little sketchy, though.
If they have the technology to read your memories, and your emotions, and then use that to create an idea movie experience, this may easily be abused.
When you are watching a movie, you already are under a light state of hypnosis.
So they can much more easily slip in ideas, random things said by characters, that would add up to the state being able to use this for mind control.
So every time you watch a movie, you are being more and more brainwashed.
Every time you turn off your mind to enjoy some relaxing entertainment, you are being turned into a much more passive and open vessel.
An open vessel to eagerly do the bidding of your overlords.
Some fear this may be a doorway that allow governments to turn random citizens into assassins.
Of course, the industry that is most interested in the VR therapy is the porn industry.
After, what would be a better experience?
To visit a therapist that looks just like your favorite porn star.
Two Step Solutions
And have her solve all your mental problems before giving you the best sex of your life.
Of course, this is really based on misdirection, like regular magic.
With regular magic, the magician tricks you into looking over here, when the action is really going on over here.
But with mentalism, it’s really the same thing.
Look At That Gorilla
They get you to imagine this, but you’re really talking about this.
And because the trick is surrounded by so much confusion, you don’t realize what has already been implanted into your mind.
So when the magician pretends he knows what you are thinking about, you think he’s some kind of magic telepathic genius who can read your thoughts.
But this would be no different than walking into your house with a hidden jar of extra chunky peanut butter hidden in his pants.
And they he says something goofy like, “Hey! Look over there!”
So you look over there, and don’t see anything.
Hide The Peanut Butter
Or maybe they see your friend running by in a gorilla suit.
But while they are looking at your friend in the gorilla suit, you sneak the hidden jar of extra chunky peanut butter into their refrigerator.
Then you say, hey, I’ll bet you have a jar of peanut butter in your fridge.
Then you open the fridge and wow, there’s some peanut butter.
But for a mentalist, the refrigerator is your mind.
And the jar of extra chunky peanut butter are the ideas that have been slipped into your mind while you were looking at the gorilla.
The gorilla, of course, is another goofy idea that is really just misdirection.
Brains Are Broke These Days
And the funny thing about misdirection is you can use anything you like to misdirect people.
Since people are so scatterbrained these days, with short attention spans, they misdirect themselves all the time.
Forgetting what you never knew things are being invented all the time travel is the best way to create amnesia is when you forget everything that came before this is the end of the story.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.