Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) describes a future society (World State) in which governance in the name of efficiency and effectiveness would replace social dynamics and human emotions with science and technology. Fathers, mothers and families are abolished and natural reproduction gives way to artificial reproduction, which programs children from birth to play a predetermined role in society. Embryos are subjected to layered hormonal treatments to generate executives or ordinary workers with intentionally reduced intellectual abilities. Huxley anticipated the subliminal manipulation of human behavior (as is currently the case with complex algorithms for artificial intelligence) and showed beforehand where the deification of technology can lead us. In the same step and already in the area of the ideas debate, he emphasized that the dystopia presented in the book would be realized through the concentration of control and prosperity. In relation to the appearance of television, he attributed the ability to influence the rational aspect of human beings and to spread unique ideas, subjecting all dimensions of life to authoritarian impulses.
Are we moving towards it 90 years later? I don’t know, but there is great confusion with which I view a society that has largely resigned itself to the amputation of its freedom and a silent control that prevents it from thinking critically and questioning. As Huxley feared, I see a lot of truth drowning in seas of irrelevance that are widely accepted. This new anti-human normality, which we are told about and which many already accept as reality, finally proposes the acceptance of a permanent dystopia based on the culture of fear and served by superficial information to the detriment of profound knowledge and abolition the boundaries between professional and private life. The dignity and freedom of the person, viewed individually, is constantly being undermined by the imposition of social obligations (see the Covid pass, which is currently being processed), which the new Big Brother offers us philanthropically. Now to protect us from Covid-19 in the future, who knows, from attachment to others, from emotions, scabies or lice.
The Great Reset, a concept that was discussed at the World Economic Forum in this context, is a kind of social agreement (excluding our agreement) on electronic identification that reduces the protection of our privacy to nothing and the profits of the organizations fatten the data on everyone Selling aspects of our lives. A self-appointed elite that we know without even knowing it will have access to our bank account (as long as we have something from ourselves), our medical history and all of our life (which we want to put into the exclusive service of their lives) , which will now have a development based on our social behavior (in the good Chinese way). In a word, it is a strategy of universal surveillance and control using artificial intelligence. The rush on this path is well served by the consequences of Covid-19, the management of which has replaced rationality with fear, and the weighted cost-benefit analysis of the measures that have been taken to submit to the premonitions of the new astrologers . This projected elimination of all democratic control is, of course, proposed (imposed) in the name of carbon footprint, nature conservation and the inevitable fourth industrial revolution.
The pandemic, or rather countermeasures, are destroying the local economy and will dictate a cascade of bailouts by companies and indebted countries. As always, the price of salvation is referred to as the loss of sovereignty and freedom
With that in mind, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have long been collecting streams of data that they provide powerful artificial intelligence tools to develop manipulative strategies for the behavior of all of us, with commercial, political, or other goals, including censorship (I have younger Friends who didn’t know the censorship commission of my time and who show me strategies to circumvent the censors of modern times: the gurus of Silicon Valley).
The pandemic, or rather countermeasures, are destroying the local economy and will dictate a cascade of bailouts by companies and indebted countries. As always, the price of salvation is referred to as the loss of sovereignty and freedom.