In 2021, cyber security has become as important as ever, with websites recommended to put protection in place to keep out hackers, bugs and other online nasties.
As news emerges of the World Economic Forum preparing to simulate a “cyber attack with COVID-19 characteristics”, having robust online security is now absolutely essential.
Big Tech’s ever-expanding ability to shape public opinion and control freedom of speech stems directly from the rise of futurism and technocratic ideals in the early 20th century.
Whoever controls the information we see or don’t see, controls collective perceptions. The same forces pushing for a posthuman world are also promoting this advancement as beneficial.
In the mid-1990s, many Western countries began to notice unusual, persistent and spreading condensation trails generated by high-altitude jets.
By the late-2000s, the phenomenon was observed by millions of people and became known colloquially as “chemtrails”, with many people believing that a significant percentage of each trail consists of deliberately-released chemicals.
Over 4 million children in Australia have been subject to identity theft and other types of cybercrime in the past few years.
Other children in the country, meanwhile, have been victimised by sexual predators who use the internet to ensnare young victims.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can see everything you do online. They can track things like which websites you visit, how long you spend on them, the content you watch, the device you’re using, and your geographic location.
Depending on where you are in the world, this information is used for a variety of purposes, including to build a consumer profile for sale to third-party advertisers or impose online censorship on behalf of governments.