https://slate.com/technology/2020/04/coronavirus-cyberpunk-science-fiction-government-politics.html

“Beneath the 1982 neo-noir’s trappings of genetically engineered human automatons is a story about corporate power over and indifference to life, alienation in the face of wealthy indifference to the plight of workers.

But while Blade Runner’s once-distant future of November 2019 feels resonant in so many ways—vast corporate power, persistent surveillance, life in a time of constant crisis—it misses the actual 2019’s most salient feature: an inescapable, painful awareness of politics and of the presence or deliberate absence of government in daily life”.

Ok, so now just imagine what real life is going to be like in 2049 once the agenda advances far enough.