Do You Still Believe That Privacy Exists? Is It Dead?
I just read an interesting post in a thread in the SBI! Forums, worrying about Facebook privacy.
Let’s widen it to privacy in general.
I’d love to hear your take on privacy. Here’s mine…
Talk to your kids. They don’t care. As that generation takes over, they still won’t care. It’s their world and they are used to it.
What’s the bottom line?…
Privacy is being irreversibly eroded by big government, big business, big everything. And you know what?
The less privacy you have, the easier it is to do things.
Or, to put it the right way around… the more privacy you want, the harder it is to live.
Want total privacy? Get off the grid. No credit cards. Pay cash. Be self-sufficient in every aspect of your life (water, electricity). You probably should have done it at birth, but it’s not too late for your unborn children.
Anyway, with tongue half in cheek and foot half in mouth, but with a great dose of serious reflection mixed in…
Privacy is dead.
I’m not saying that’s a good thing or bad. I’m just saying it.
OK, time for a barnburner…
Is privacy dead?
All the best,
P.S. People take the word “dead” too literally in provocative headlines. It’s like they never got past the “concrete thinker” stage. It really means “damaged or eroded or reduced to the point of no return, that its demise is inevitable even if that’s not today or tomorrow.”