Big Tech is curtailing Americans’ freedoms in alarming ways, and it’s getting worse

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

May 14, 2020 (American Thinker) — How ironic that the 1984 iconic advertisement that Apple used to introduce the Macintosh computer “played on imagery from George Orwell’s 1984 novella [sic] presenting Apple as rebels fighting a technocratic elite. The spot certainly was a lot gloomier than the company’s previous commercials, that used Apple celebrity spokesman Dick Cavett.” In truth, “there was nothing cuddly about the new Macintosh ad, which was firmly rooted in the burgeoning dystopian cyberpunk aesthetic.” Ostensibly, the advertisement’s intention was “to remove people’s fears of technology[.]” In fact, Apple claimed that it “wanted to democratize technology, telling people that the power was now literally in their hands.”