It is pretty clear by now that The Matrix allows more and more apps to spy on entire populations restlessly. Censorship and mass surveillance are rampant all over the planet, and not only on the internet. This article is about China, but it gives us a good glimpse at our so-called democratic future. It is only a matter of time.
What is really sneaky is that we legitimize this system by chasing money ourselves. All this purchasing power at the consumer level is harvested at the top by inertia. We spend and they just have to manipulate value. That is how we are herded like cattle.
What we see today was meant to happen that way. It has always been that way, technology and industrialization have just made the “manipulation of value” easier to implement deceptions on a grand scale.
More knowledge is not a blessing if unable to see the patterns and draw the right conclusions. Thinking that we only have to earn more money to free ourselves from the Matrix , it is not going to happen, because it is what got us there in the first place. Selling freedom to populations was an easy game. And now we are trapped. Completely trapped…. unless we break free from “their” induced and deadly consumerism.
Max Igan is correct when saying that if we ever refused to go to work or spend money for 1 week, we would be able to reverse the power game imposed upon us. How simple and complex at once, indeed… see why materialism is but an illusion?
The censorship industry in China is big business.
“My office is next to the big training room,” Mr. Yang said. “I often hear the surprised sounds of ‘Ah, ah, ah.’” China’s censorship machine is so well oiled that young censors have to be taught what they were missing. This incredible New York Times feature by reporter Li Yuan offers an intimate peek inside a Chinese censorship factory, and shows how they train their young human censors — and how technology supports their work.
China has built the world’s most extensive and sophisticated online censorship system. It grew even stronger under President Xi Jinping, who wants the internet to play a greater role in strengthening the Communist Party’s hold on society. More content is considered sensitive. Punishments are getting more severe….. Workers like Mr. Li show the extremes of that approach — one that controls what more than 800 million internet users in China see every day. Beyondsoft employs over 4,000 workers like Mr. Li at its content reviewing factories. That is up from about 200 in 2016. They review and censor content day and night.