We like to think we exist in a relatively free world where we have progressed from the ages of medieval structures and constraints. We don’t work in fields for free or have to ask permission to leave certain areas. However, as much as we have moved away from these particular societal structures, we now have a whole new world of governing.
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google (aka the FAANG) monazite everything we do. Our behaviours on their sites are seen as products and are sold without our awareness. We can be seen as clients for these companies when using their sites. It’s an unequal exchange of information, we scroll through our instagram feeds without much thought whilst they sell our attention for insane amounts of money.
Although our current reality is so vastly different to those working as slaves in the medieval times, the actual structures of social class and living under capitalism still very much remains and it remains in a stronger and more technical form than ever before.