QAnon And Game Design

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QAnon And Game Design

Post by bjn » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:53 am

An interesting article on how QAnon works from the point of view on a live action games designer. The whole thing exploits some basic human psychology to convince people they have uncovered a truth. Plus I learnt a new word, apophenia.
There is no reality here. No actual solution in the real world. Instead, this is a breadcrumb trail AWAY from reality. Away from actual solutions and towards a dangerous psychological rush. It works very well because when you “figure it out yourself” you own it. You experience the thrill of discovery, the excitement of the rabbit hole, the acceptance of a community that loves and respects you. Because you were convinced to “connect the dots yourself” you can see the absolute logic of it. This is the conclusion you arrived at.

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