20 May Screen New Deal
May 08, 2020
By Naomi Klein
Under cover of mass death, Andrew Cuomo calls in the billionaires to build a high tech dystopia….
It has taken some time to gel, but something resembling a coherent Pandemic Shock Doctrine is beginning to emerge. Call it the “Screen New Deal.” Far more high-tech than anything we have seen during previous disasters, the future that is being rushed into being as the bodies still pile up treats our past weeks of physical isolation not as a painful necessity to save lives, but as a living laboratory for a permanent — and highly profitable — no-touch future.