Left as a comment on this post by the esteemed Doug Hill, author of Not So Fast.
The movie Idiocracy showed people in their recliner chairs, reduced to insignificant blobs of meat that lacked basic intelligence. Everything ordered from the Internet, and all of it was major brand name.
Endless media consumption, medicine vending machines, and Monster truck shows.
Is that where we really want to head?
Sad thing is, most people will read these types of articles and write them off as some “crank” had written them. These people will think that some Luddite is spouting nonsense (not knowing what the Luddites were).
So the brands will win with their normalcy-invading brand advertising. The drones will become a thing because endless, unadulterated “Progress ™” is NECESSARY DANG IT!