I have been saying for at least twelve years that your civil rights and the quality of your life depend on how software is used AROUND you. In July 2018, I found the same concept expressed very well by somebody else.
There are a lot of talks and public discussions in Italy these days about the “privatization of water” that should be soon approved by the national Parliament. Some people denounce a theft of all water that should be forbidden, period! There is also a “Save the Water” national campaign.
Other people declare that such concerns are just scaremongering, if not plain scams, because water as such will remain public and that the only change will be the possibility to assign the management of water distribution networks to private companies, not just government-owned ones.