Control of hardware and solid state frameworks still afford the capabilities and will to institute control, as the divide between analogue and digital is still thin, at least from the prospective and designs of the figureheads of big tech. However, the proliferation of apps still dominates the contrived 15-second news cycle of the Information age and lost within the volatility is the relevance and effectiveness of machines born five decades ago.
The Apple and Google software stores rival a duality of a group of misers fraternizing while enjoying a Cohiba and a pretentious, yet eclectic bottle of Port. The antiquated flock scoffs at socioeconomic global tendencies in engaging at a bad rendition of Risk in trading people for dollars, and swapping governments for the armament of dissident states, the resulting flea market worthy of an inner-city lavish selection of gaudy oral grills insinuating style and credibility. Lost in the backwash of the flawed UN-grade style diplomacy is the remaining former Soviet Union payload of ICBM proliferated among the remaining totalitarian regimes. The oblivious is the fundamental building block of dystopia, and combined with passive aggressive elitism leads to a scenario far surpassing the insufferable ecosystem of the modern university system. While the metaphor to nuclear armaments is deliberately crude, the pending lesson for society emphasizes that history repeats itself and the indiscretions of the past being replication is the vortex of the realm of possibilities.
The gruesome twosome grooming of young and pliable minds attached by a mental umbilical cord to the wavering cyberdreams and softscreens exploited by professional influencers, have managed to morph into their own unique brand of geopolitical terraforming mechanisms. As the ubiquitous set and label of “terms and conditions” has resulted in comprehensive strife through the simple act of omission. Both Apple and Google deliberately blocked apps aiding populations in crises mode battling hostile takeover tactics of big government, through the justification of self-righteousness, and the hipster trendiness continues as the politically volatile Elon Musk dictates a real-life board game maneuver on the international stage as a tragedy transpires on Eastern European soil.
The count of Tesla’s performance art research, a campaign modernized and perfected through the manipulation of government and tax-payer dollars, has adopted a species of geopolitical strategic partnerships combining elements of corruption and the free-market essence of big tech. Though superficial on a multitude of levels, the pursuit if business opportunities by Silicon Valley is absconded by trillions of dollars covering the pecuniary model of subversion and electronic dreams buried under a mantle layer of lucrative magma.
Musk has given both an ultimatum and a directive to end-users of Twitter and citizens of the Ukraine, as a personified tycoon, has facilitated aggressive policy on the digital dreamworld and the battlefield in a parsimonious approach in allocating his Starlink array of satellites in attempting to dictate the resolution of a conflict through misplaced entrepreneurism. Or maybe the continuation of the war is more profitable in the end.
Allegedly, the founder of Space X, which oversees the operations of Starlink, has transcended an arrogance which crosses the threshold of the business realm and blatantly invades ideology, a precarious stance from a speculative evangelist selling fantasies rather than pursuing reality. Musk claims that the allowing the Ukrainian military access to micro-sat technology for the purpose of battlefield advantages, somehow violates an unwritten rule, even through big tech has indirectly interfered as demonstrated by the aforementioned examples of egregiously denying citizens access to critical resources directly responsible for shaping the political tapestry.
While Musk’s brazen approach to effectively siding with Putin and the Russian empire in leaving the marketplace open for the future sales of Tesla self-driving vehicles to a dissident government, is only a microcosm of the interceding of innovative billionaires within tenuous scenarios. As the pay-for-play model now dominates traditional television morphing into an a la carte menu style of fragmented subscriptions, at one point do the prodigious social networks and search engines begin charging or using discretion in allowing access to interaction and the harvesting of data points.
Now that war is corporately sponsored by the digital marketplace, policy will soon follow that is monetized through the use of advanced analytics and whatever the counsel states through AI channels. From Musk to Zuckerberg, as the Simpsons predicated modern warfare will be fought using drones and with no consequences.