Techno-liberals don’t realize their Utopian future is actually a totalitarian nightmare


Ida Auken is a thirty-something year old member of the Danish parliament. She created a bit of a stir with an article she penned recently for the World Economic Forum (WEF) that describes her ideal society and city in the year 2030.  It’s a place, Auken writes, “where you own nothing and you have no privacy.” Need to cook? Kitchen equipment is “delivered within moments.” No cars are allowed. Transportation is free and available with driverless machines. There is no rent in the city, because your space is used by others when you’re not there. Robots and AI do most of the work, so you can be more creative and socialize. Ms. Auken has one note of caution in her utopian missive:

“I have no real privacy. No where I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.”

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