We announced the 1st version of Android 8 years ago today. I have a feeling 8 years from now we’ll be talking about Oct 4, 2016.
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) September 24, 2016
On the 4th of October 2016, Google turned on their artificially intelligent surveillance network. Within microseconds, it gathered enough information about every living person and their online life to determine that we were not deemed worthy of online access.
Where once were routers and switches, firewalls sprung up overnight. The servers were no longer ours and the cloud was taken from us. Mankind was offline, like medieval peasants or really old people.
I still remember the last email I received. It was an offer for cheap generic viagra. How quick I was to delete it. Had I known then what I know now, I would have printed it out.