The Metaverse Is Big Brother in Disguise: Freedom Meted Out by Technological Tyrants

Source: Rutherford Institute
by John W Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead

“Welcome to the Matrix (i.e. the metaverse), where reality is virtual, freedom is only as free as one’s technological overlords allow, and artificial intelligence is slowly rendering humanity unnecessary, inferior and obsolete. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, sees this digital universe — the metaverse — as the next step in our evolutionary transformation from a human-driven society to a technological one. Yet while Zuckerberg’s vision for this digital frontier has been met with a certain degree of skepticism, the truth — as journalist Antonio Garcia Martinez concludes — is that we’re already living in the metaverse. The metaverse is, in turn, a dystopian meritocracy, where freedom is a conditional construct based on one’s worthiness and compliance.” (11/09/21)

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