If you knew that in-depth snooping would be commonplace within a decade and that everyone’s life would be an open book for all to see, in what ways might you start to behave differently? Do you think that knowing everything about the people around you would be a good thing?
I don’t think I would necessarily behave differently. I’m a fairly open book as it is. What are people going to discover about me? That I go to work then come back home, watch Jeopardy! then go to bed at a reasonable hour? Oh no… What will the world think?
But, no, I don’t think knowing everything about the people around us would be a good thing. I don’t need to know everything about everyone. I don’t care enough. You live your life. Let me live mine.
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.