I’ve always been weary and skeptical if such things really do work. Korean startup Xtive says:
“We incorporated messages into an acoustic sound wave telling gamers to stop playing. The messages are told 10,000 to 20,000 times per second,’’ Xtive President Yun Yun-hae said.
“Game users can’t recognize the sounds. But their subconscious is aware of them and the chances are high they will quit playing,’’ the 35-year-old Yun said. “Tests tell us the sounds work.
Which leads me to wonder: if such technology is truly so powerful that it can affect human thought and behaviour, then someone somewhere out there, through TV ads and mainstream media, must already be using it, no?