Next year is going to be horrible for tech if we take movies like Blade Runner and The Island seriously.

“They forget that technology is our future, it’s not our fate,” said Vestager during her talk at Brain Bar in Budapest.

They’re built on a far deeper foundation of values – values like freedom, and fairness, and democracy.

Under her leadership, the EU has fined Google €2.4 billion for illegally promoting its own services at the cost of its competitors, exposed illegal state-aid Amazon and Apple received, and forced them to pay back owed taxes — just to name a few.

During her talk on the sunbathed bank of the Danube, Vestager emphasized the power regular people have in shaping the future.

In her mind, we the people aren’t at the mercy of big tech — it’s the exact opposite.

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