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The Mind – The Only Place For Freedom!

A new year and new thoughts about privacy. What I have been thinking about is what happens when smartphones go beyond being smart? I am not talking about the rise of the machines and other fine Hollywood fantasies. Although, Hollywood fantasies tend to be on the mark. What I mean is when hardware will be able to extract information from us by touch. Maybe they can now, I do not know. I am not referring to when your thumb or retina unlocks an iPhone or laptop. But when you pick up a random mobile phone or laptop will it ever be able extract our fingerprints or DNA? I know these are not original thoughts but I do feel these are thoughts we should ponder.

In privacy, the initial strategies are always how avoid or combat intrusions. It is difficult to imagine how one would go about using technology if machines could extract information from humans. The same way humans extract information from machines. Creating and protecting privacy always comes down to who is better at the game.

We know we are being tracked online and watched by the eye in the sky or the random person across from us with a Twitter account. So the question is, when do the machines come alive and join the party? When must we become concerned about that human to machine touch? How we will live free among this coming predation. Maybe the mind will be the only place available for privacy and freedom.

Frank M. Ahearn
www.FrankAhearn.com
Author of: The Art of Disappearing: 199 Essential Privacy And Disappearing Tips

The Lagom of Privacy

I am not one to follow trends or get caught up in the waves of internet movements. However, I read an interesting article from the BBC about Lagom a Scandinavian term meaning, “just the right amount.” I believe to create the ultimate privacy one must live by a code and that code should have a balance. Lagom is about balance. The balance of work and life, disappearing is about the same. Ultimately, the two become one to be dictated by a code.

So, why the babble about this new word and way known as Lagom. The reason being is I believe people who want a private lifestyle must also figure out how to co-exist with intrusion and in do so in society. As opposed to sitting on the side lines of the world, waiting and watching. The is no need to lock yourself up in a room if you have disappeared, venture with caution, find a community be one with something. Even if it is a Scandinavian trend or word. Do not let your privacy rule you, be the master of your world not a slave to your dilemma.

Fran M. Ahearn
www.FrankAhearn.com
Author of: The Art of Disappearing: 199 Essential Privacy and Disappearing Tips