The booms were fueled by the valid insight that the Internet and distributed electronic communication represented fundamental transformations. But when these transformations did not occur in what were unrealistic time frames, more than two trillion dollars of market capitalization vanished.
The Electric Warrior
There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time.
I find I must emphasize over and over again that neither the moral order, nor the idea of God, nor any religion has dropped into man’s lap from the outside, straight down from heaven, as it were, but that he contains all this in nuce within himself, and for this reason can produce it all out of himself.