Viral video producer Mark Dice recently carried out an experiment in San Diego, California, to see how many people would “mindlessly follow [his] orders” and give him their personal details, including their name, address, phone number, and their bank without any further question.
It’s worth noting that these “social experiment” videos that have gone viral in recent months could be misleading (the people might not really be “random,” or Dice also could have asked hundreds of people to get the desired results for his 6-minute clip, and many people could have rejected his questioning).
He approached random people with the to see “how most people will mindlessly follow orders” without further questions. Dice, who writes their information down–including who they bank with–doesn’t say who he is or how the information will be used.
The responses in the video are mostly censored, but amazingly, it appears that people give him their personal information.
One man asks: “What’s it for?” to which Dice replies: “It’s a new program to help out… just some new programs.” The man stops short of giving Dice his phone number, but appears to answer every other question.
Later, he asks a woman for her name and she replies, “Why?” and he gives her the “new program” response. She then says, “No, that’s OK” and walks away from him.
But the next man gives him everything.
Only one person figured out what Dice was doing, pointing at the cameraman. “You seem like a chill cat,” he tells Dice.
Dice, who has posted a number of YouTube videos touching on common conspiracy theories, has appeared on “History Channel’s Decoded, Ancient Aliens, and America’s Book of Secrets; Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, Secret Societies of Hollywood on E! Channel, America Declassified on the Travel Channel, and is a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM, The Alex Jones Show.”