Big Tech Became What It Most Feared

And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like ‘1984.’

The commercial which deposited Apple on the map in the 80s was a nod to a dystopian sci-fi novel, foreshadowing the perils of a totalitarian government that heavily relies on technology for widespread monitoring and manipulation of its citizens. That hits close to home for a company responsible for “empty grandstanding about privacy,” staggering tax avoidance, and human rights issues in their factories several decades later.


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