I’m sharing my thoughts because I realized that the future I describe in one of my short stories is closer to becoming reality than ever before. After my friends started comparing the story to “1984″ I started describing that story as, “The corporate takeover version of 1984.”
It describes s future where corporations have more rights than individuals. A future where corporations can discriminate in choosing their customers and employees without worrying about regulations. A future where monopolies are able to exist on a scale never before seen, international monopolies, monopolies where the generation and distribution of information are controlled by the same entity. A future where free speech has given way filtered speech. A future where everything is a service and ownership of possessions is tied up in contractual agreements.
I want to be a part of the change that improves our country and our culture. I don’t want to see a future anything like what I envisioned come to pass.
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