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Some societies are more religious and conservative so there is a lower chance of such manipulation... for example, in my country social networks are not so common or dominant as they are in the US and the most of the Western world so tracking people would be more difficult, plus the harsh times that the people in the Balkans have been exposed to have birthed a more callous and suspicious bunch... two wars and one bombing in the past twenty-five years have created a closed society that would easily shrug off any kindred influence and burn the mentioned far more easily.

Serbia?

Right on.
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Some societies are more religious and conservative so there is a lower chance of such manipulation... for example, in my country social networks are not so common or dominant as they are in the US and the most of the Western world so tracking people would be more difficult, plus the harsh times that the people in the Balkans have been exposed to have birthed a more callous and suspicious bunch... two wars and one bombing in the past twenty-five years have created a closed society that would easily shrug off any kindred influence and burn the mentioned far more easily.

Serbia?
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As for the individualism, I would not blame it, modern society is rather selfish or wannabe than individualistic in the original meaning. People care only about themselves, but still doesn't want to think by themselves, which makes them easy targets.

Rampant consumerism and hedonism that plagues the West serves only to isolate the individual and break his/her social bonds. Such a person is highly vulnerable to manipulation. But this is a inevitable logical conclusion to any society that puts the freedom of the individual as its highest moral virtue.

But, considering the topic is about something else, I will no longer comment on this issue.
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Or, rather, "I admire your skills, dude".
Regarding videos, some mean shorts from 90's could be easily mistaken for snuff films, and even were, by the police and FBI no less. So, I doubt such a fvckups could be considered a masquerade violation any more.
Another point, this modern BS tech is nothing new, wouldn't name a cross between a cellphone, a cheap digital camera and a pad on castrated Ubuntu with wifi exactly an invention. It's buggy, broken by design, has abominable talk/standby time, and potentially vulnerable, which will attract an attention of tech-savvy cainites for sure. Not to say it equally sucks both as a phone and portable PC.
Social networks would be used for tracking down mortals, why bother with police databases if they're filling dossiers on themselves and posting that in public?

But that would go only so far.
Individualism can be a serious threat and single right man in the right place would be enough to throw a wrench into the entire operation and bring it down. Not all people live in the US or in the same manner as the mentioned, so accepting one human mentality as the dominant example would be wrong and would not be applicable in every scenario and on every scale. Some societies are more religious and conservative so there is a lower chance of such manipulation... for example, in my country social networks are not so common or dominant as they are in the US and the most of the Western world so tracking people would be more difficult, plus the harsh times that the people in the Balkans have been exposed to have birthed a more callous and suspicious bunch... two wars and one bombing in the past twenty-five years have created a closed society that would easily shrug off any kindred influence and burn the mentioned far more easily. In my environment, out of 10 people for example, it is completely normal for at least three not to have facebook and every other social network. In my country many things are still being done in an "analog" fashion rather than digital so data exploitation would be tedious.
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Or, rather, "I admire your skills, dude".
Regarding videos, some mean shorts from 90's could be easily mistaken for snuff films, and even were, by the police and FBI no less. So, I doubt such a fvckups could be considered a masquerade violation any more.
Another point, this modern BS tech is nothing new, wouldn't name a cross between a cellphone, a cheap digital camera and a pad on castrated Ubuntu with wifi exactly an invention. It's buggy, broken by design, has abominable talk/standby time, and potentially vulnerable, which will attract an attention of tech-savvy cainites for sure. Not to say it equally sucks both as a phone and portable PC.
Social networks would be used for tracking down mortals, why bother with police databases if they're filling dossiers on themselves and posting that in public?
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Bloodlines Modding / Re: World War 2 Mod
« Last post by argikt on Today at 03:23:43 PM »
Thanks Malkav! I will contact you for sure...
Also I would like help for next release, I will publish the mod first or second week of next month, but I would like real help.
Since ideas for new quests, and someone that can make models or cutscenes (is my worst skill) thanks shadow man and mamita for doing intro...
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Bloodlines Modding / Re: World War 2 Mod
« Last post by Malkav on Today at 02:46:41 PM »
Sounds interesting. If you need more testers or someone to look over the scripts, contact me.
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There is another phenomenon, so-called informational overload. I have doubts that bloodsucker videos would surprise anyone these days or even attract any attention. They will drown in that moosh like everything else.

Yeah, I can see it now "Photoshopped!" :)
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Exactly. Just look at all the fake news problems, especially in the US. People have better technology but a lot have not been getting more intelligent, rather the other way around with all these oligarchs being elected...

There is another phenomenon, so-called informational overload. I have doubts that bloodsucker videos would surprise anyone these days or even attract any attention. They will drown in that moosh like everything else.

As for the individualism, I would not blame it, modern society is rather selfish or wannabe than individualistic in the original meaning. People care only about themselves, but still doesn't want to think by themselves, which makes them easy targets.
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Exactly. Just look at all the fake news problems, especially in the US. People have better technology but a lot have not been getting more intelligent, rather the other way around with all these oligarchs being elected...

There is no reason why technology should improve the intelligence of people in the first place. But I also doubt that people are getting dumber, perhaps more easily manipulated by propaganda would be more accurate. Then again, American society is very individualistic. A lone individual is the most easy target to manipulate, as the Greek philosophers noted long ago.

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