The last one I talked about was the ad where we are told to select the age to view women.
This one is for Bose audio. The tag line is: "Control what you hear and what you don't."
I can't speak to the technology of the headphones, but if ever there were a slogan for our times, this would be it.
There are those who want to control what you hear and what you don't - from all political stripes, mind you, not just the left. The efforts to stamp out Indiana's Religious Freedom law, the hatred aimed at Rush Limbaugh, the pining away for the days when there were only 3 news outlets and pretty much no difference between them in the slant given the news of the day, and the ubiquitous political correctness are all aspects of this. But so are earlier efforts to silence flag-burners, anti-American protesters, and so on.
Parallel to this is the panoply of options available to us via the Internet these days. Most of us very quickly settle into an informational ghetto of sorts where we control what we hear and what we don't. We settle into a routine where we block out anything we don't want to hear, whether it's opinions, topics, individuals, or just things we might find unpleasant. We control with far more intensity and far greater efficiency what ideas, facts, people, and information comes our way. The rising claims by many that their emotional fragility and sensitivity means nobody should be allowed to express an opinion or thought that might possibly distress them is an outgrowth of this.
All this control leads us to believe we can create our own reality - a delusion that is relatively harmless when we are children, but one that can be deadly when we get older. It's one of the reasons I link to and frequently read far-left blogs as well as conservative ones.
Reality is hard, and doesn't give a rat's rear-end about my emotional fragility or sensitive psychological state. We do better to prepare our children and ourselves to deal with that, but instead we are bent on controlling what we hear and what we don't.