G'day Sapir. Thank you for reading and reaching out. I'm happy to hear that this piece resonated with you. My current PhD research concentrates on surveillance so this topic plays on my mind often.
In my friend circle here in Australia, more people are beginning to realise the sinister aspects of digital technology, though less are aware of the true scope and scale of the problem. I admit I try and bring this into the conversation as often as I can without running the risk of being ostracised as a party pooper. Locally in my community I am striving to alert schools and educators about the threat these developments pose to our childrens' cognitive and emotional states.
If you ever need to chat about anything related I'm more than happy to lend an ear.