Awakening from the Techno Dream

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Computers, smartphones and the internet have redefined and expanded the dimensions of our everyday life, allowing us to move and process constant flows of data and providing us with a medium for expressing ourselves creativity and intellectually. In 2013 mass surveillance became common knowledge and it clouds the techno-utopian dream of freedom, democracy and connection. The same devices that first brought us a sense of freedom have been revealed to surveil us. 

With a few clicks of the mouse the state can access your mobile device, your email, your social networking and internet searches. It can follow your political leanings and activities and, in partnership with internet corporations, it collects and stores your data, and thus can predict your consumption and behaviour.
— Writers Against Mass Surveillance

The sheer scope and audacity of the revelations of internet surveillance is numbingly shocking, and casts a shadow on the time we spend online and the way we use our devices.

© 2014 Marmalade Moon