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.
Medicine isn’t just about curing illness anymore. It is also a resource facilitating lifestyle enablement and the fulfillment of subjective personal desires.
The insight is timely, given the two-year anniversary of lockdowns that we’ve recently observed.
“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.”
According to the Party slogan, “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”