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Reclaiming Our Digital Identity: A Monaco Voice Book Review of "Our Biggest Fight"

by Dustin Plantholt Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2024
Reclaiming Our Digital Identity: A Monaco Voice Book Review of

In an era where our lives are increasingly digitized, the book "Our Biggest Fight: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity, and Dignity in the Digital Age" by Frank McCourt Jr. with Michael Casey emerges as a scholarly critique and a call to action. As a journalist, TV host, and podcaster who has highlighted the currents of social media and technological trends, my own journey through the pages of this book was a revelation, unveiling the depth of the digital quagmire humanity has found ourselves in.

The authors paint a vivid picture of a not-so-distant future, where the unchecked power of tech giants has eroded the foundational pillars of privacy and autonomy, leading us into an impending dystopian digital realm. This outlook is not taken from the threads of fiction, or fear mongering, but is a stark reality of the trajectory we're currently on. The book masterfully dissects how we've become commodities on the digital menu, served up to the highest bidder in an ecosystem where our data is the currency of choice.

Yet, amidst this bleak outlook, "Our Biggest Fight" offers a glimmer of hope, a chance to reclaim our seat at the table through the Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP). This protocol provides a blueprint for a future where digital spaces are governed by the users themselves rather than by omnipotent greedy corporate entities.

The book warns of a dystopian future where our digital lives are no longer our own, a world where every click, every scroll, and every like feeds into an Orwellian surveillance apparatus. In this future, digital monopolies dictate the content we consume and the very fabric of our identities, stripping away the layers of privacy and freedom until we're left exposed and vulnerable.

"Our Biggest Fight" is an urgent wake-up call, urging us to look beyond the immediate conveniences of our connected world and to recognize the looming threats of our digital liberties. It's a battle cry for the soul of the internet, challenging us to fight for a world where digital platforms empower rather than exploit, where technology serves humanity rather than enslaves it.

Reading this book has profoundly changed my understanding of the road that lies ahead. It has shifted my perspective from viewing technology as a benign tool for connectivity to recognizing it as a battleground for our most fundamental rights. The tomorrow it warns against is not an inevitability but a possibility if we continue to remain pawns on big tech’s chess board.

In conclusion, "Our Biggest Fight" is a manifesto for the digital age, a guide for learners seeking clarity and advice for navigating this complex world of technology, power, and fundamental human rights. It offers both a critique to the establishment and a clear path forward, urging all those who’ve now been enlightened to reclaim what was always ours.


Dustin Plantholt


Dustin Plantholt, “The Count of Monte Crypto,” is Monaco Voice's Editor-in-Chief. He is highly regarded for his contributions and impact in the world of disruptive technologies and media. He is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has interviewed celebrities, won awards for NFT/Metaverse advisory, and is a highly sought-after panel moderator and global speaker. He has received from Forbes Monaco the prestigious  40 Under 40 award for his undisputed impact in innovating ideas and bringing people together, educating others about digital assets, and his commitment to excellence. 

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