Big Tech

Big Tech refers to the 5 major IT companies based in Silicon Valley: Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft, which have gained significant power and influence through digitalization. Critics argue that these companies have oriented their business practices toward excessive profit, misusing user data for digital surveillance and monetization. Some conspiracy theories suggest that they have hidden agendas to influence global events. Technological advances at the interface between man and machine also raise serious concerns: Are we on the verge of becoming a society of cyborgs? What will happen when artificial intelligence begins to act autonomously or replicate itself?
Esteemed scientists such as Stephen Hawking, Yuval Noah Harari, and even tech guru Elon Musk see this scenario as a genuine threat to humanity.