Humanity was nearly erased
The global shutdown on Monday 4 October is a really big deal. In a sense, it is comparable to a rehearsal for the end of the world. This comparison would be appropriate if we lived in the light. But since we live here in the darkness, it would be more accurate to call it the end of darkness.
When global networks collapsed, billions of humanity learned about the main thing – that everything has an end and this end, no matter how delayed, comes sooner or later. This is not just a technical glitch, it is much more than that. The simultaneous shutdown of all major networks showed how fragile, vulnerable, and unreliable the entire technical civilization is.
First, the coronavirus hit it, showing what a fictitious sense of security is worth and proud confidence that modern science and technology can easily cope with any disease. The vaccine was indeed produced quite quickly, but even mass vaccinations have changed practically nothing in the alarming picture of the global pandemic. Both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated get sick and die. Official propaganda claims that the vaccine saves. Urban legends and conspiracy theories insist on the exact opposite – she kills. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other networks have mercilessly blocked dissenters and anti-Axes. But once, and the networks themselves at that moment fell.
The world hangs in the balance. And those who suspect how bad things are in general in modern civilization turn out to be more and more correct in their suspicions with each turn. Just like in the movie Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts, what starts out as delusion ends up being a pure truth.
Facebook and Twitter only yesterday felt themselves to be the rulers of the world. They did not take into account either the President of the United States, or with national laws, or with the norms of countries and civilizations. They created an image of reality and involved billions of minds in their networks, gradually teaching humanity to migrate to the virtual worlds created and controlled by them. And on October 4, virtuality in an instant spat out humanity from itself.
Of course, it seems that everything is about to be restored, everything will be the same. Oh well. And the vaccines will work, and the covid will decline and disappear by itself. And all establishments – especially entertainment, entertainment, and cereal – will open and remain open, waiting for endless streams of profit. The economy will start working and everything will remain the same.
That will not happen. The world will never return to pre-dock conditions.
And global networks will never fully resume their work. The most important thing has already happened: they have shown their vulnerability. It doesn’t matter who is behind this revolutionary event, as accurately predicted in the charming TV series Mr. Robot – a group of revolutionary hackers, cyber fraudsters on a planetary scale, a world government, or even an artificial intelligence launched. Versions of how this happens and who is responsible are widely presented in TV shows – which anticipate reality with startling precision. And we know that in all scenarios, things end up badly. It is especially bad for those who sincerely believed in the promises of network paradise and completely transferred their ‘being’ inside virtual worlds – social networks and telecommunications.
It turns out that humans can be erased at the touch of a button. This is irreversible. Even if this is a rehearsal of the end – and in this capacity it is impressive. If it is possible on such a scale, it will be possible even more in the future. Naturally, a passive user, layman, and conformist can only wait for everything to be repaired. But these billions of idiots mean less and less – they understand less and less, produce less and less influence. Only the elites matter – the powerful, technological, intellectual, economic. They will tell the masses whatever they want. They don’t give a damn about them. But the elites saw with their own eyes how their world could disappear at once – the reality in which they used to feel like kings, rulers. Existential fear reached their consciousness. And henceforth it is shaken.
The end of darkness is approaching. Yes, most likely it is not yet himself, but his anticipation. But it also inspires frantic joy. A world without Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, TikTok, and google – this is the real world. It will begin when the virtuality ends. If we have even a drop of a living soul left, we must wish this dark global world a cancel-culture and total lies of a speedy and irrevocable end. We must bring it closer with all our might. Whoever is behind this global network disaster, she (or she) is great. Bravo, Mr. Robot. This is how it should be.
Illusion is destined to end sooner or later. The sooner the better.