It’s a tough one, this. I love technology and I have a lasting belief that it has brought us a lot of good… but a nasty feeling that we are touching some of its ‘dark edges’; brought on, not because of the technology, itself, but because of the motive for profit and dominance inherent in the power that a few mega-companies wield.
Such companies are ‘enablers’. The real threat is the big money that has seen the potential for manipulation – global manipulation.
It was a 19th century historian and Cambridge professor, John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet, who said, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
It’s a quote many of us know, but what he went on to say in the same speech is less well known; “Great men are almost always bad men…”
We all like to believe in ‘great men’ (and women). Many of the The…
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