Truth is the only thing that stands between us and a cyber nightmare. Dedicated to the 2019 October Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
By Eh’den Biber
Futures made of virtual insanity, now
Always seem to be governed by this love we have
For useless, twisting, all that new technology
Oh, now there is no sound, for we all live underground
(Jamiroquai, “Virtual Insanity”, from the album “Travelling Without Moving”)
There is a reason why people in the west can’t grasp how the disappearance of privacy and the total exposure of our most intimate states is a part of a dystopian nightmare, and it has to do with who we are.