The future is theirs... and the past will be.
The future belongs to them:
And the past will become what they want it to become.
In a world where Apple, Google, and Harper Collins control the information, the only things that you will know - that you will be allowed to know - will be what they allow you to know.
Have a historical text on your hard drive?
It will be removed and replaced with a version edited to say that the past is what they want the past to be.
Have fiction that doesn't present the world as they would have it be? Gone.
Music that was performed by an indie group that doesn't bow to the commercial gods? Wiped out, it never existed.
A treatise that you wrote praising individual thought and action? Replaced by collectivist pablum.
This is the future, the future that you have allowed and encouraged, by using the services of the companies that believe that you should only be allowed to have the things that they want you to have, to