Question of the Week #332

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.

3 thoughts on “Question of the Week #332

  1. I don’t think I’d do much different either. I am quite open about my life online and have been ever since I got an Internet connection two decades ago, so well, there’s not much I could disclose about my life in the next decade that would hurt me from then on. I mean, I could’ve been denied long-term care funding based on what’s online about me now if the authorities interpreted it the wrong way, but that’s only if they interpreted it the wrong way. It’s not necessarily people knowing all about my life that’s the bad thing, but the assumptions they’d make based on that info.

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