At some point, it might be reasonable to ask, why is religion forbidden while politics is allowed to invade everything?
Despite all the transhumanist predictions of the Singularity, it’s hard to dismiss the fact that to a certain degree we’ve already merged with our machines.
“The heresy of heresies was common sense,” Orwell writes. “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
Today, intelligent design is a thoughtcrime. Using words that help others recognize the meaning that underlies nature may be the severest offense.
Our tech rulers are quite the egalitarians. Sure, they believe that cheap entertainments for all have an important role.