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Are We Already Living in a Tech Dystopia?

For the most part, fictional characters rarely recognise when they’re trapped in a dystopia. Watching their neighbours get carted off for harbouring subversive thoughts, they almost never say, “I wish we weren’t living in this dystopia.” To them, that dystopia is just life. Which suggests that — were we, at…