They're planning for a world where there is no real world. Not as we used to know it. Where everything is done virtually and we are completely dependent upon "them." No more shopping, no more going to work or school or to entertainment venues. No more "hiking" or "biking" unless you're on a Peloton.

What's truly frightening is not this equipment, nor the money they'll be making from it; nor even the amount of control they'll have over our lives. What is truly frightening is the potential that they know something about our future we don't, or are in a position to anticipate something we cannot: that the very world "outside" will soon no longer be able to accommodate our existence, and that we will actually require these machines to sustain us.

And it was the machines before these that made it so.