We Eat Our Own

Our reasonable expectation of privacy is an illusion similar to the “job security” myth perpetuated by so many workers. The power to control your identity, privacy and security has less and less to do with the individual and more to do with corporate honor or criminal intent both of which sometimes have blurry demarcation. We possess basic mechanisms to control the proliferation of our electronic essence, but true privacy no longer exists. I might decide to disconnect from society and relocate to some remote island void of all technology, but I’ll still be concerned with the resident cannibals who want to steal my identity for dinner and let’s not forget Google Earth, the big eye in the sky. True expectations of privacy no longer exists. It’s time to mandate global technical controls and consequences as well as bolstering our personal disaster recovery and continuity plans.