In a tent set up in a square in Brussels, Belgium, Dave, a clairvoyant, invites random people to have their minds read in a video that’s going viral today. Dave knows all sorts of things about the people, from hidden tattoos to the full names of their best friends and, most impressively, very specific information about their finances. However, Dave’s knowledge quickly turns from awe-inspiring to creepy when he reveals the truth behind the magic.
The video, “Amazing mind reader reveals his ‘gift’,” is a viral ad from Belgian bank Febelfin, designed to illustrate just how much of our lives is online and to shock us into being more vigilant about our online safety. The video, which hit YouTube yesterday, has already racked up nearly half a million views.
Personally, I was a little surprised that Dave (and his team of masked men typing frantically) were able to discover such specific information about these people’s finances in such a short amount of time. I’d like to think that I’m vigilant enough in my online banking and other online activities that Dave wouldn’t be able to find anything too personal on me…but nonetheless this video did make me stop and think!
How about you? Do you think you’re vigilant enough about keeping your private information private online?
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.