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bloodrose wrote

I have noticed ads making me want things that I didn't previously want. For example, something that happened a few years ago: I saw an ad for an iced coffee on the side of a truck while I was driving. I thought "hey, an iced coffee sounds good." For a few days, every time I thought of wanting caffeine or a drink, I thought "an iced coffee sounds good." Within a week, I had purchased an iced coffee because it was just a constant thought after seeing that stupid truck. I had no choice but to see the stupid truck - i was driving, I couldn't just close my eyes. I am 100% convinced every urge I get for pizza is linked to an ad. Those things steal my freedom.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

Yeah I think I've developped a pavlovian response to coka-cola. Thinking about it or seeing someone drinking some makes me "thirsty". Goes to get a glass of water after writing this comment.

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mofongo wrote

I make an effort to drink water before drinking soda or alcohol so I don't make that association. Also helps me drink less soda overall which my liver thanks.

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Snowy wrote

And you paid for all of these ads.

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bloodrose wrote

Well, I didn't pay for the truck. I do have to pay for unskippable ads on hulu and that's annoying.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I don't know your budget, but I thought Hulu offered an upgraded level that gets rid of all ads? Or does it only get rid of some?

That's the main reason I never got Hulu. I only want commercial-free streaming services.

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Snowy wrote

I know what you feel, the result of basic mind control technology.

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bloodrose wrote

If capitalism really worked as they say it does, they wouldn't need ads or salespeople to make you want something.