Big Tech

Big Tech is the term used to describe the five large IT companies based in Silicon Valley that have gained immense power and influence in the course of digitalization: Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. Critics complain that they have geared their business practices towards excessive profit and misused
user data for digital surveillance and monetization. Technological advances at the interface between man and machine also raise concerns: are we about to turn into a society of cyborgs? What will happen when artificial intelligence begins to act autonomously or reproduce itself?

Scientists such as Stephen Hawkins or Yuval Harari and even tech guru Elon Musk see this scenario as a real threat to humanity.