Tech itself is certainly not the enemy. The problem lies in who is coding our future and to what ends.
The BigTechtopia is an independently run project which provides an ongoing explanation of the systematic attempt from the upper echelons of industry and government, teamed up with the major technology companies, to establish a totalitarian restructuring of our planet.
Just as we moved from the farms to factories, on to the mass production in new industries like steel, oil and electricity, before the digital revolution in the 1960s, we are now entering the fourth industrial revolution where technology is changing faster than ever and is at the forefront of the gradual merging of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
While this may seem like an inevitable development, the serious concerns are over who lies at the forefront of this shift, who is coding this ever more digitalized world, and what its implications are.
Books such as George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World or, more recently, the TV show Black Mirror, which all depict a dystopian future with stringent technology at the forefront have captured the imagination of the general public in various periods of time. And while some perceive the above as a form of entertainment or a wildly exaggerated forecast of the future, the impact they continue to have is due to the resonance with truth that we can intuitively feel and see unravelling before our very eyes.
Through algorithms that have been modelled to specifically favour particular belief systems and narratives, the spectrum of information, and thus the capacity of independent thinking, is shrinking at a frightening rate.
The growing power and influence that tech companies exert can no longer be passed off as the mere workings of private impartial organizations.
Due to their alliance with the mainstream media whose ideologies match, they remain free to subtly alter the mindset of mankind. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
The ability to ban and erase individuals from the digital landscape under vague laws are powers that dictatorial governments of the past could have only dreamed of, and this has global implications.
Over one third of the world’s population now owns a smartphone, through which just about every aspect of our daily lives is monitored, quantified and stored by a handful of companies. Never before has such a large share of the global populace been at the mercy of so few.
When one’s life is completely digitalized, from money to healthcare, what would happen if they were to step out of line of the mainstream consensus on anything from immigration, war or even for well-intended aspects like environmental issues?
The situation we find ourselves in today is only made possible by the compliance of a generation which is either unaware, unbothered or believes it is immune to the possibility of new autocracies coming in to power, particularly via this method.
In this project, we look to explain how technology is the tool of choice for multinational organizations, upper chambers of governments and military to usher in a globalized system of control, and exactly through which means it is being executed.
While the endgame may take some time to reach, there is urgency for the task at hand, to raise information and begin to take measures against such a future, as the tipping point is approaching.
Tech itself is not the enemy. The problem lies in who is coding our future and to what ends. If used appropriately, we could be freed from the most pressing issues of our time and create a prosperous future. The sleight of hand being performed by the aforementioned crux of power will all be unravelled.
The tech-powered shift towards totalitarianism is in full swing and if we don’t wake up to the magnitude of this problem, there may not be a way back.