Tuesday, 3 November 2009

The end of the world as we know it

In the Conclusion to The Noughties, I indulge in a little amateur futurology, while acknowledging that such a practice leaves the author open to any amount of retrospective embarrassment. I wonder how, in four decades’ time, we’ll perceive Michael Hanlon’s Daily Mail article on the perils of the Internet:
It is a Britain, indeed a world, where the private individual has ceased to exist, and one in which an unholy alliance of the state and Mammon rules our lives with powers that would have made Stalin sick with envy.
Fear and technology indeed...


  1. On the subject of privacy and it's half sister transparency. I thought this post today reminded me of your book.


  2. Here comes pluto to unearth the global plutocracy! Together we will rebuild deocracy and put the true criminals/tyrants on trial in the 10s ;)