Privacy and Technology: Is There Any?
“Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.” (George Orwell, 1984)
In 1949 author George Orwell published a book that has been named as one of the best science fiction novels of all time. The book 1984 deals with a futuristic society that has people who aren’t free to do what they want, they don’t have the intellectual freedom that we do now and all of their information is concerned. Is this book there is always the veg threat “Big Brother is watching you”, he records all your movements and knows exactly what you are thinking.
At the time the notion was tariffing, someone is recording every step you take, every breath you breathe, and every thought that you have; unfortunately these days that is something that most of use deal with on a daily biases. The information age has given rise to our own Big Brother, and with rapid advances in technology the tools he needs to get whatever information he wants. As the dominate species on this planet we do whatever we want cause we can, but we rarely ask ourselves should we? When do we need to keep pushing and when have we gone too far?
Race to the Top
With advancements in technology it is making it much easier to copy and track information so that the flow of information is never lost and rarely interrupted. There is a race for businesses to get the next “new and improved” version of software or equipment because of some additive that is supposed to make it more advanced. Years ago only the most advanced and wealthy companies could afford technologies to help track their business practices. In the past few years technology has become so cheap that every business can afford some type of monitoring equipment. In the U.S. about half of all businesses use some...