Humanity Trapped in The Matrix by COVID-19

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If I was an evil Artificial Intelligence genius, this is exactly where I would want humans to be — scared to death, glued to their screens.

With the COVID-19 global lockdown, this is where humanity found itself in 2020. Billions of us trapped in quarantine inside our homes and apartments, all real-life events cancelled, with screens our only option for work, education, communication, and…