"The issue is not so much whether your life is providing you with a sense of meaning, as it is whether you are actively using life as a vehicle through which to express your deepest values." (from "The Power of Full Engagement")
- 'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism
"It is no longer enough to automate information flows about us; the goal now is to automate us. These processes are meticulously designed to produce ignorance by circumventing individual awareness and thus eliminate any possibility of self-determination. As one data scientist explained to me, 'We can engineer the context around a particular behaviour and force change that way… We are learning how to write the music, and then we let the music make them dance.'"
"We enter the 21st century marked by this stark inequality in the division of learning: they know more about us than we know about ourselves or than we know about them. These new forms of social inequality are inherently antidemocratic."