A Disturbance in the Force
I've watched 100s if not 1000s of documentaries down the years on so many subjects but I don't think many have made such an instant impact on me as this one which I've just finished watching.
I watched this documentary 2 weeks ago and it made such an instant impact on me too. I was floored because, like you, I thought I knew, I thought that the pieces I have been observing gave me a sense of things but, my word... I clearly had no idea!!!
This Doco stayed with me, the facts were just mind blowing to me...
Yes! the human values at stake was what hit me hard when I watched it. Thank you for this Doco, it has helped me immensely as I fall in the category of those who 'care about the why and the how we are where we are (even before COVID) you should watch this.'It doesn't go into the agenda side of this monster (though its implicit) but in a way that makes it more powerful - rather concentrating methodically on impact and the human values at stake.
After pondering the details of the documentary, my mind then started asking some questions about why and how we are where we are... I shall list a few answers below :
Home computer became common during the 1980's.
The Patriot Act : Was passed 45 days after 9/11. I feel that this had to be in place before we got some toys like mobile phones with internet connectivity.
Facebook was launched on Feb 4 2004
The first-generation iPhone was announced on January 9 2007
In December 2007, 190 3G networks were operating in 40 Countries and lead to widespread demand for mobile internet connectivity.
4G network came onto the scene around 2011/2012 - giving mobile ultra-broadband (gigabit speed) access.
Thanks again! @Michael B-C.