Let me recommend something for those of you who might be interested: The Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Big Tech Doesn’t Want You to Know. If you prefer to read the transcript, you’ll find it here. It’s a fairly long video at around 45 minutes, roughly the same as the actual viewing time of most so-called hour-long TV presentations, minus the ads.
We are not going to escape the surveillance. What is important is that the people involved are not capable of doing all they hope to do. Neither the technology nor human consciousness itself is competent to understand, much less control, human behavior at large.
This does not prevent them understanding some parts of human behavior and manipulating that limited range of behavior to some significant degree. The key for you and I is an ever-increasing reliance on the Holy Spirit through our hearts, our convictions. This is something no amount of data gathering and processing can ever understand. If you are open to Christ and His guidance through your heart, you do not need to understand how these efforts to control us work.
We should not care what these forces do; it’s all provoked by Satan and he never keeps his promises to those who obey him. A certain limited awareness of his schemes helps us to recognize his hand in all of this. It will do a lot of disturbing things, but in the end, it cannot succeed.
We are bound together in a real network that the DARPA visionaries only wished they could have. The equipment is present at birth, but waits for divine activation. We have the real thing, and it does not yield to standard human logic and science. So the best way to make use of the Internet, without surrendering what really matters, is to keep working on our faith. Get used to the way it works, the sometimes very subtle activity in your conscience coming from convictions.
Stop thinking in terms of concrete goals and become flexible in the hands of God. Be ready to seize opportunity when it comes and keep an eye out for what brings Him glory. Hold all things in this life as expendable, including our human flesh and continuing existence. We can do all of this in plain sight of such overwhelming surveillance without fear, because they cannot possibly understand what we have.