On the eve of great social change, I would like to remind you how we got to where we are. Glenn Greenwald lifted the veil on the NSA. Good. Very good. We now know that we live in an Orwellian society. But what kept us from knowing that was a culture of mass hypnosis, of tweets, pics, videos, instagrams, friend requests, and text messages, endless barrages of pleasurable distractions to keep us from thinking deeply about important things. I think we all know what a tyrannical government looks like, but do we know what a self-policing society looks like? Or a society that resigns itself to be ruled in favor of entertainment?