Powerful systems run our lives. Yet they increasingly seek to create dependence upon them. This comes with a set of consequences. Humans have managed to try and replace natural systems. While it is easy to not think about these systems their power is quite massive. Hiding from thinking about them does not prevent them from existing. Understanding allows us some independence.
Big techs power has recently been demonstrated to many. Its banning of the President of the United States paired with the takedown of Parler are examples. The internet future increasingly seems to be under the control of a few but is there hope?
Oppression has existed in the past, present and will only go stronger in the future by current rates. Understanding this is important to prevent abuse and perhaps put more resistance to this force in all our lives.
The oppression of big tech has not just been on political groups and political topics. Many other communities have been hit hard by the lurch to censor and control.
Increasingly natural humans and natural parts of our life are not good enough. This post explores these changes and talks about some of the growing problems. Talking about the future in the present is always important.