Disappearing is not about disappearing. Anyone can jump on a bus and end up in an unknown place. That just means you are disappeared. Finding disappeared people is an easy feat, be it them five miles or five thousand miles away. Technology, information and humans have no boundaries. The danger is when the technology connects the information to your identity and the human connects the information to your physical space. This is when you are in the hunt. However, of the three, the human is your biggest threat. Think about it, it will be the human chasing you down the street not a laptop. Although, who knows what the future brings.
If disappearing is not about disappearing, what is it about. Partially, it comes down to connections and seeing your life in a three-dimensional form. The past, the present and the future. They all connect and it is your job to avoid connections and to search for potential connections. Then combat those connections. Disappearing is knowing how to bank and not be connected to your money. Disappearing is knowing how to connect with people in your present and keeping them out of your past. Disappearing is knowing how to get out of town and set up shop somewhere new if all goes bad. Disappearing is not about reading books on how to, disappearing is making yourself a disappear strategist.
Frank M. Ahearn
New Book: The Art of Disappearing, According to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War