Oh come now, Grace. You understand problem-reaction-solution. Consensus breeds reality. In order to CAUSE what the bible calls the apocalypse, first you write the story and indoctrinate the masses. Then you introduce the technology. Then you have fear mongers promote the idea that the technology is what was prophesized. Then you have 'hackers' steal identities to promote the idea that the technology is necessary. Then the 'gods' as it were sit back and enjoy the show. Without conflict, there's no story. Without antagonists, there's no protagonists. Without villains there's no heroes. How boring that would be.