This paper explores the effects of current IT polices and corporate and government praxis in the arena of technological development and use. It also explores global trends that lead toward futures that a majority of the world population, arguably, would not choose and should actively seek to avoid. It emphasizes growing discrepancies between information rich and information poor, segregated by an invisible technologically-imposed boundary and further controlled by surveillance technology creating newer social cleavages and IT-harems. The paper also explores the future of employment in an information society and concludes with "wicked" policy issues for urgent consideration.