“You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”
— George Orwell, “1984”
We stand today at the precipice of a dominated matrix of our own making. With each passing day, falling further under the spell of technologically-driven virtual communities, virtual realities and virtual conveniences managed by artificially intelligent machines, that are on a fast track to replace human beings in every form of labor.
The day is coming when all of us will have to make a choice: to take the “blue pill,” pun intended, and remain asleep and enter serfdom for the powers-that-be. Sadly, most people will opt for the blue pill. The blue pill—a one-way ticket to a life sentence in an electronic mind concentration camp—has been honey-coated to hide the bitter aftertaste, and sold to us in the name of expediency and efficiency, delivered by way of blazingly fast Internet, cell phone signals that never drop a call, thermostats that keep us at the perfect temperature without our having to raise a finger, and entertainment that can be simultaneously streamed to our TVs, tablets and cell phones. All was intended to make our lives easier, but instead, we have become enslaved by them and there lies the key to total control.
Look around you. Everywhere you turn, people are so addicted to their internet-connected screen devices—smart phones, tablets, computers, televisions—that they can go for hours at a time submerged in a virtual world where human interaction is filtered through the medium of technology. This is not freedom. This isn’t even progress. What it will become
soon is technological tyranny and iron-fisted control, delivered by way of a real-time surveillance state and government spy agencies.
We are being groomed for a future in which freedom is an illusion. Some argue that it already is. One way control will be applied will be through censorship of truth and by the proliferation of propaganda, both intended to bring conformity of thought and delegitimize any dissent from the sanctioned State view.
And don’t bother trying to make sense of what beliefs are permitted and which will have you strung up in the town square. You will know. Yes, you will know. We will be slaves absent of choice and conscience.