What I am about to say is NOT a new idea. This is a quote from 1999.
You already have zero privacy. Get over it. – Scott G. McNealy CEO of Sun Microsystems Inc.
Many of my Facebook pals have recently sent a message asking me to do a keystroke-and-click dance to “keep their private posts private.” I just laugh. I do as they ask, but I know it is futile. Better to accept and understand that whatever is in the air is in the public air.
If you write it, speak it; or do it within range of another person, his camera, or microphone; it’s public.
How many people do you know whose cell phones are camera-less? Right.
How many apps do you use that involve some component of the thing knowing your location? Um-hmm.
Ever check out your neighborhood on (even the lowly) Mapquest’s aerial view?
See what I mean?
For any action or thought expressed outside our own imaginations, privacy is an illusion. Let’s just accept that and act accordingly. Who knows, it might make us behave better.