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Big Tech has placed its bet – on the Genghis Khan of our time

29 September 2021

6:49 PM

29 September 2021

6:49 PM

The nineteenth-century Russian writer Alexander Herzen’s greatest fear when thinking about the future has come true. He said “What I’m really afraid of is Genghis Khan with a telegraph.” The absolute autocrat with all the apparatus of technology at his command, able to exert total dominion over his subjects. You’re probably ahead of me, seeing in your mind’s eye the ever-smirking face of Xi Jinping, the Genghis Khan of our time. 

Technology has been encouraged and has flourished to such an extent that it has become a political and social threat.

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