After reading about Apple's hidden methods of manufacturing it is hard not to connect the exploitation of Chinese workers to those of the Congolese in Heart of Darkness. Both Apple and the Belgian operate on the false principle that their objectives are less corrupt than they appear. The Belgian fulfilled the role of the "civilizers" in Africa and Apple seemingly distinguishes itself from its competition as a "unique" company. In my opinion, the atrocities committed by Apple are far more significant due to the fact that, unlike the Europeans, we have unlimited access to all the information occuring in Apple's manufacturing plants. Moreso than the Europeans from Heart of Darkness, like Marlow's aunt, we are active participants in the perpetuation of such "hearts of darkness." Unlike the Europeans we choose to be ignorant of the fact that such atrocities are occuring. We are constantly exposed to products manufactured using inhumane forms of labor, but we choose not to pay attention. Modern "hearts of darkness" are significant because as we grow more advanced we become increasingly disconnected from the struggles of others.