In what ways might powerful institutions change the ways individuals think?

Watters, Nelson, and Foer all discuss powerful institutions and their impacts on human thought. While Watters discuss how American pharmaceutical corporations change the way Japanese society think of sadness, Nelson states that mass media promotes “a visual culture …which “chained to their image-displacement machines like lab animals to dispensers of morphine,”” (306) and offers “slow thinking” to change this fast consumption of images (306). Similarly, Foer warns us “automated thinking” which makes algorithms eroding our free will. Using evidence and quotations from all three texts, respond to the following question: In what ways might powerful institutions change the ways individuals think?