We keep seeing inequality growing all the time and technology is allowing this to happen as the wealthy who have access to both money and technology are modeling it that way for the rest of us. I think it's even worse than what 1984 had predicted.
Automation of processes is taking over and it's not the 99% that's getting a fair shake. This is a video from a CEO of a company that does a good job in taking to the level where we can "get" some of this and tells us a bit about what's going on.
With 51% of the traffic on the web being bots a couples years ago, and 61% last year is this year going to be71%? There's more bots out there than humans.
If you have been watching what is going on with high frequency trading in the news the last few days and with the 60 Minute report, well that's right along this line of the extreme automation that's going on out there. We end up being techno serfs to do what the bots can't. When you look at the billions being made with over inflated social networks, it's all money from virtual worlds in essence that plays out in the real world.
The key is to keep things complex beyond what we can understand and that's making for bigger profits on the 1% side all the time. One more area being impacted too, hospitals with inequality that nobody is talking about yet. One big hospital just closed last Friday in Massachusetts and even the Governor was pretty helpless and useless to do anything about it, 500 jobs..gone and it barely makes news anymore.