The thing I found most interesting in Diane Benscoter's TED Talk, "How Cults Rewire the Brain", was when she said: "I've come to view what happened to me as a viral infection". I had never thought about being in a cult the way she did. As an ex-member of the cult group, Moonies, she had an insight into the cult world that I had never come across before. To think of the control a cult excercises over a memeber's brain as a virus was a new take on this concept.
This week I finished the book "Candor" by Pam Bachorz. I really enjoyed this book because it was a science fiction genre. Candor is taken place in Candor, Florida (which is a real place). In Candor, everything is perfect, teenagers respect their parents, they do all their chores, and enjoy doing their homework, and never do they break any rules. You might ask: How is this possible? Well the answer is, everyone is controlled by subliminal messages that the creator of the town invented. These messages brainwash people in to doing whatever the messages tell them to do.