Google’s erasing the photograph of Patrick Moore, former president of Greenpeace, from the list of early founders and organizers of the environmental group, is, like the firing of James Damore a couple of years ago, a reminder of why it’s fitting the tech giant dropped its original motto, “Don’t be evil.”
Google is just that and then some. It is evil and dangerous. When one company controls the world’s flow of information the way they do and can tilt the argument overtly or, more ominously, covertly in their preferred direction, watch out. We are headed for a new form of totalitarianism.
We will soon be living in a homogenized global village out of a Huxley novel and social media will have led the way, been our soma (the drug from Huxley’s Brave New World). It is clearly already happening. We are in the midst of a Cultural Revolution without the dunce caps. And Google, the übermensch of social media, is the managing director of the operation. It is the engine that makes the whole sinister business work—Twitter, Facebook, and its own YouTube.