Recently I heard this term Neuro-linguistic programming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and since then i am wondering how something that powerful could possibly exist?.

Actually i came to know about NLP through the performances of the magician Darren Brown which are available on youtube.
YouTube - Derren Brown NLP
YouTube - Derren Brown Controls Shopping Mall Visitors - With sound

I could somehow believe the first but the second one is incomprehensible.
What do you guys think of NLP?.
If human minds can be programmed like a machine, don't you think we could already be living in a system like the matrix?