Creating Utopia The Podcast

1984 in 2018

July 26, 2018

One of the beautiful aspects about living in one of the moderately free societies in 2018, is that we have the ability to do and to create almost anything we want if it is positive or beneficial. The digital revolution is spawning tools and avenues for us to shape our communities in transformative, environmentally friendly ways that also happen to be more cost effective than the traditional means of organizing life. The 1984 weapon of surveillance, the cameras and microphones in our cell phones that we carry with us at all times, are not being used against us, and hold the tools to capitalize on humanities shared history of information, as well as the emerging sharing economy – Airbnb, Carshares, Craigslist, Stubhub, etc. these marketplaces that allow for a bit more even distribution of entrepreneurship. In this episode I explore areas of 1984 that have come to fruition, and areas that have not. The year 2018 is not a dystopian depiction of the future, and we need to continue to work to keep it that way.