Wow! You should definitely take a look at this interview with the author of new book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. The interview is so full of zingers that I don't even know which one is best. Author Shoshana Zuboff just lays it all out.
It is no longer enough to automate information flows about us; the goal now is to automate us. These processes are meticulously designed to produce ignorance by circumventing individual awareness and thus eliminate any possibility of self-determination. As one data scientist explained to me, “We can engineer the context around a particular behaviour and force change that way… We are learning how to write the music, and then we let the music make them dance.”
The interview in The Guardian can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook