Personalized ads, location tracking services and obsessive use of social media. Technology is on track to outgrow human intelligence as it continues to ingrain and spread itself throughout our increasingly globalized society. In recent years, George Orwell’s “1984” about a dystopian world of mass surveillance has become our reality. What feeds Big Brother’s insatiable desire for global brainwashing and espionage is our growing dependence on technology.
The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to grow to 9.8 billion by 2050. Consequently, the growing population ensures that there will be future consumers to continue the dependence on technology. Overpopulation in combination with more smart phones, computers and other surveillance devices means that there will be more documentation of our private lives.
Digital technologies are woven into our classrooms, offices and personal lives. We rely on it for communication, GPS and a myriad of other apps that make our lives easier. But Big Brother is tracing everything we do on these devices. Information is mined, processed and sent to ad agencies to seduce us with products we don’t need. Moreover, consumerism distracts us from the issues happening all around us every single day. A population of latent minds is exactly what Big Brother wants.
“We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of,” said propaganda expert Edward Bernays.
This is happening without our consent and with little concern to us. Civilization is full of sheeple conforming to Big Brother’s values, agenda and desires. The future isn’t looking so bright either. Some futurists predict artificial intelligence dominating the human race. Unless tenacious, drastic and global measures are taken, we will inevitably succumb to its irresistible powers. Until then, Big Brother is still watching you.