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Progress, Promise or Paranoia?

August 18th, 2010 No comments

Things to come?

What is the value of information?  What about the value of personal information?  For advertisers, there is nothing more valuable … and they are willing to pay great sums for it.  The more they know about you, the easier it is to persuade you to buy whatever they are selling.  On the one hand, the more others know about me, the better they can tailor their offerings to my particular wants and desires … which is great for me as a consumer.  On the other hand, I don’t want people snooping, prying, or baiting me for my personal information.   How do we keep a healthy balance in this age of information and immediate gratification?  I don’t pretend to have the answers … But I have a good idea about what the future might hold for us.

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