“In the years before the virus, critics began to prophesy that a handful of tech companies would soon grow more powerful than the government. Their scale and influence, and their ability to manipulate public opinion and shape markets, would permit them to reign unimpeded. That warning, however dark, didn’t quite capture the emerging strategy of these firms—a strategy that was in fact taking shape before the pandemic began—or the graver threat they pose. Rather than supplanting government, they have, in essence, sought to merge with it.” Franklin Foer in The Atlantic: What Big Tech Wants Out of the Pandemic. One thing is for sure, when we finally get to the other side of this pandemic, big business will be bigger than ever. And big tech will be the biggest example of that reality.