My date and I witnessed an interesting display this evening at the cinema – a bevy of ads for the new Hollywood blockbusters that contained one peculiar revelation that would relate to the feature film. An “Intel Inside” ad for the latest market processor appeared – it seemed normal enough, yet I recalled something ominous: “Intel inside” is whispered to be a kind of inside joke, as there have been reports the software contains backdoor technology for NSA spying. This notion is now standard fare post-Snowden, yet the connection to the film’s plot would prove revealing. And no, I am not saying there was some deep conspiracy in the fact that the commercial preceded the film. Rather, virtually all ads, just like film and music, are now common vehicles for predictive programming, as readers here are well aware.
Thus, when Kingsman came on, I was surprised that such a seemingly…
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