On The Road To Dystopia (Social Engineering Through Operant Conditioning)

Operant conditioning is the science of manipulating human and animal behavior patterns through the process of positive and negative reinforcement. Operant conditioning is the underlying mechanism by which almost all behavior patterns are formed in our modern human society (in families, culture, school, work, social circles, church, state, etc).

Hidden In Plain Sight

The basic idea behind operant conditioning is that an activity that induces pleasure is more likely to be pursued and accepted than an activity that produces physical and/or psychological discomfort.

A few examples of operant conditioning include:
  • Training rats to behave in a certain manner by rewarding them with cheese for the right behavior, and punishing them with an electric shock for the wrong behavior
  • Training a dog to behave in a certain manner by rewarding them with a treat and/or affection for the right behavior, and withholding a treat and/or affection for the wrong behavior 
  • Training humans to behave in a certain manner by rewarding them with a treat or acceptance for the right behavior, and withholding a treat and/or incurring punishment for the wrong behavior
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