In the future, if we survive as a species, we will look back and wonder at the selfishness and greed of these times. But the zeitgeist is changing. The mass international communications that technological advances has introduced, has brought with it an increasingly global culture of cooperation and awakening among all citizens of the world. Our leader classes are worried and trying desperately to invent bogeymen and dangers so that we let them monitor and seize control insidiously of this great communications tool and with it, our privacy, our lives, our future. It is analogous to the church’s plight when the printing press was introduced, or to the double-speak of Orwell’s 1984. These reactions are doomed to failure and we will develop a new kind of society based not on consumerism, but on cooperation. Not on financial capital, but on human capital. Not on suspicion, but on harmony.
The alternative is dire.