Over the past 40 years we have continually opted for convenience at the expense of all other values. Privacy, security, thoughtfulness, truthfulness, and generosity have all fallen into the shadows of the relentless march to make every aspect of our lives easier. The costs have been high and we have only recently begun to consider them. This talk will catalogue how we suddenly have come to realize that the digital dreams of the past four decades are, in fact, nightmares. We have invited a handful of American companies to become the operating system of our lives.