Ingredients and subliminals, metamemory patterns
An ingredient is a substance that forms part of a mixture (in a general sense). For example, in cooking, recipes specify which ingredients are used to prepare a specific dish. Many commercial products contain a secret ingredient that is purported to make them better than competing products. In the pharmaceutical industry, an active ingredient is that part of a formulation that yields the effect required by the customer.
National laws usually require prepared food products to display a list of ingredients, and specifically require that certain additives be listed. In most developed countries, the law requires that ingredients be listed according to their relative weight in the product. If an ingredient itself consists of more than one ingredient (such as the cookie pieces which are a part of “cookies and cream” flavor ice cream), then that ingredient is listed by what percentage of the total product it occupies, with its own ingredients displayed next to it in brackets.
Now lets consider “Meta ingredients” within books, articles, media etc… and using “data mining principles”, try to use this kind of analysis to discover what media items include, a part from what they explicitly claim to be talking about.
I will start with a definition of the key word “Meta”.
Meta- (from Greek: µet? = “after”, “beyond”, “with”, “adjacent”, “self”), is a prefix used in English (and other Greek-owing languages) to indicate a concept which is an abstraction from another concept, used to complete or add to the latter.
In epistemology, the prefix meta is used to mean about (its own category). For example, metadata is data about data (who has produced them, when, what format the data are in and so on). Also, metamemory in psychology means an individual’s knowledge about whether or not they would remember something if they concentrated on recalling it. Furthermore, metaemotion in psychology means an individual’s emotion about his/her own basic emotion, or somebody else’s basic emotion.
Another, slightly different interpretation of this term is “about” but not “on” (exactly its own category). For example, in linguistics a grammar is considered as being expressed in a metalanguage, or a sort of language for describing another language (and not itself).
Any subject can be said to have a meta-theory which is the theoretical consideration of its meta-properties, such as its foundations, methods, form and utility.
In Greek, the prefix meta- is generally less esoteric than in English; Greek meta- is equivalent to the Latin words post- or ad-. The use of the prefix in this sense occurs occasionally in scientific English terms derived from Greek. For example: the term Metatheria (the name for the clade of marsupial mammals) uses the prefix meta- merely in the sense that the Metatheria occur on the tree of life adjacent to the Theria (the placental mammals).
”Meta” is also gaining currency as an adjective, as well as a prefix, as in the work of Douglas Hofstadter
The prefix comes from the Greek preposition and prefix meta- (µet?-), from “µet?”,
which meant “after”, “beside”, “with”, “among” (with respect to the preposition, some of these meanings were distinguished by case marking). Meta- (along with Meso-, also borrowed as a prefix into English: e.g. “Mesoamerica”) is cognate with English “mid-“.
Its use in English is the result of back-formation from the word “metaphysics”. In origin Metaphysics was just the title of one of the principal works of Aristotle; it was so named (by Andronicus of Rhodes) simply because in the customary ordering of the works of Aristotle it was the book following Physics; it thus meant nothing more than “[the book that comes] after [the book entitled] Physics”. However, even Latin writers misinterpreted this as entailing that metaphysics constituted “the science of what is beyond the physical”. Nonetheless, Aristotle’s Metaphysics enunciates those considerations of natures above physical realities which can be known through this particular part of philosophy, e.g., the existence of God. The use of the prefix was later extended to other contexts based on the understanding of metaphysics to mean “the science of what is beyond the physical”. The earliest attested form of the word “meta” is the Mycenaean Greek me-ta, written in Linear B syllabic script.
Quine and Hofstadter
The OED cites uses of the meta- prefix as “beyond, about” (such as meta-economics and meta-philosophy) going back to 1917. However, these formations are directly parallel to the original “metaphysics” and “metaphysical”, that is, as a prefix to general nouns (fields of study) or adjectives. Going by the OED citations, it began to be used with specific nouns in connection with mathematical logic sometime before 1929. (In 1920 David Hilbert proposed a research project in what was called “metamathematics.”)
A notable early citation is Quine’s 1937 use of the word “metatheorem”, where meta-clearly has the modern meaning of “an X about X”. (Note that earlier uses of “meta- economics” and even “metaphysics” do not have this doubled conceptual structure, they are about or beyond X but they do not themselves constitute an X).
Douglas Hofstadter, in his 1979 book Gödel, Escher, Bach (and in the sequel, Metamagical Themas), popularized this meaning of the term. This book, which deals extensively with self-reference and touches on Quine and his work, was influential in many computer-related subcultures, and is probably largely responsible for the popularity of the prefix, for its use as a solo term, and for the many recent coinages which use it.
Hofstadter uses meta as a stand-alone word, both as an adjective and as a directional preposition (“going meta”, a term he coins for the old rhetorical trick of taking a debate or analysis to another level of abstraction, as when somebody says “This debate isn’t going anywhere”). This book is also probably responsible for the direct association of “meta” with self-reference, as opposed to just abstraction. The sentence “This sentence contains thirty-six letters,” and the sentence it is embedded in, are examples of “metasentences” that reference themselves in this way.
Hera are some Meta key words:
Metadesign or meta-design
Now, we are going to find out the list of ingredients that are “declared” and the list of the ones that are “not declared” that you will find in the cookie. We have used this data mining technique in the article on “Conflict and Peace”, but, as this procedure is quite long, the best way to consider this task is from the easiest point of view, plain “repetitions”, which is the rhythmic pattern that makes hypnosis work.
I believe that in “most developed countries”, the law should require that ingredients, ( meta concepts ) should be listed according to their relative weight in the product. I am talking about relevant, appropriate, and pertinent words, that are relative to the point, or the topic rather than to propaganda. “Pragmatic, but very apposite.” Essential information lies at the heart of the information society: it is its most important aspect.
Have you noticed that whenever “they” ask you something, you often have to fill in the cases with an x or a precise number? This does not happen the other way round. Usually contracts written in character “size 2” which you could only read if you had a powerful microscope, are wonderful traps, as their creators frequently prefer to break a grammar rule to make money rather than taking care about it, jumping sentences or putting words in the wrong place, meaning or punctuation.
So next time you find yourself in front of a dozen of cookies or a wonderful cake, choose the right one, or the best slice.
Meta memory tricks, together with meta emotional ones, and the intricate pattern and texture of conceptual repetitions that you can find all over the place within media contents, will eventually hypnotize you softly and turn you into a clone if you do not take care about what's going on. TROJANS!!!
Rhythm is important as the weight of distorted visions and processes that constitute your mind whilst its trying to understand something.
Be careful. Awareness, first of
all. Wake up my dear !!! It’s breakfast time !!!
Lovely packets come together with interesting surprises.