The biggest elite lie fed to the middle class in modern history is that ‘progress’ is linear. In fact, steroidic globalised innovation is dangerously circular. Medievalism is not some 600-year-old blood spatter fading into forgottenness in the history hardbacks that British students increasingly spurn. These days feudalism wears a white lab coat and is using technology to destroy capitalism.
The internet is a backwards plutocracy where human value does not derive from profit-driving labour but from personal data, seized by our tech masters in the shadows without any payment in exchange.
The robotic middle class is trapped in The Matrix, but is there a way to escape?
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Or perhaps ingest fewer mushrooms.