Be Careful What You Ask For?
Imagine that the next time you go to purchase a house, car, furniture, major appliance or even rent an apartment, they automatically look into your entire online presence?
Many people may be denied loans or credit based on any information that is even slightly askew of the mainstream.
What if your taste in food, music, reading material and entertainment is not consistent with your potential employers, major corporations we deal with on a daily basis, monetary lenders or credit providers?
What if your interests deal with subjects that many people think is a couple fries short of a happy meal, like the paranormal or UFOs?
Your current employer, future employer, health and life insurance companies, banks/financial lenders or credit agencies, might automatically label you as untrustworthy for having impaired judgment and reasoning, and therefore an inherent risk. Then what?
What if you professionally race cars in your spare time and speak of it with your friends online and the powers that be learn of this?
Too big of a risk taker and not someone a company may want as an employee.
Remember, if you are deemed non-insurable, you are also unemployable.
We’re already getting a glimpse of where this matter might be heading, for once we’re all electronically connected, we lose our right to privacy in a world where many different aspects of discrimination are still well-practiced. Like we do not already have enough problems at this level at the moment?
Being really different in a world of commonality might turn into a virtual as well as literal hell.
Please think about this, for once this genie has completely left the bottle, there will be no putting it back, just like the nuclear weapons genie of decades ago.
In the end, the only thing that truly protects us from ourselves is our conscience, and if you truly value your individuality and freedom of choice, this matter must be addressed NOW.
What’s the ultimate price you’re willing to pay to stay linked to the world at the stroke of a key on a board? Is being instantly connected to anyone on earth worth the cost of having a real-world Big Brother looking over your shoulder and breathing down your neck at every turn?
But remember, we’re the ones who unintentionally created this Frankenstein, and we still have the power to prevent this future monster from consuming us.