Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. - Aldous Huxley
4 Reasons Why Big Tech Is Hazardous to Our Lives https://pjmedia.com/...s-to-our-lives/
Even Hollywood sees a problem here, and recently produced "The Circle" (starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson), which addresses the very real march of Big Tech erasing our privacy and taking over our lives:
1. They are spying on us.
If you use Gmail, or if you use Google as your search engine, every click of the keyboard, even if you "delete" it, is permanently recorded by Google. Everything you have ever looked up is stored forever on their search engines. And now we actually purchase spies and set them up in our homes! They are called "Alexa."
One man was even able to listen, through Alexa, to over a thousand recordings of another person's "private" conversations. A link was "accidentally" sent to him, and of course this was "human error" that would "never happen again." Sure. And yet, people buy Alexa (which is nothing more than a data-mining tool) to record every single word and activity that it can possibly record ... and send it back to "headquarters." Feel good about that? (Here's another story about the same kind of thing.)
So even if we don't have something like an Alexa in our home, do our smartphones spy on us? We know they are tracking devices. Facebook tracks every picture or article you click on. It also uses facial recognition.
Defenders of the status quo are always stronger than reformers seeking change,
UNTIL the status quo self-destructs from its own corruption, and the reformers are free to build on its ashes.