Are we heading for a brave new world?Locked
It’s going on smoothly and sneakily for well over a decade without us noticing it but marginally: more and more Big Brothers began snooping deeper and deeper over the web into our communications, our preferences, our thoughts, our curiosities, our opinions and our private lives.
And most people seem to accept it without batting an eye: “I’ve nothing to hide, so why should I care about privacy?”
Yet this very popular attitude seems to overlook the fact that there are precious few human actions or beliefs accepted as sinless by all governments, sects and milieus, thus nearly everything one thinks or does is prone to be blamed, condemned and – if need be – punished by someone else.
Unless, of course, the individual differences get slowly smoothed down under the guidance of a single surviving Big Brother until we end up all alike and the whole world becomes a huge beehive where individuals are mere cells of a monstrous collective being on whose intelligence and personality I’d rather not elaborate.
Is the dream of so many dictators from the past really coming true?