…but as of next week the credit card details and medical history of Jennifer, Kate, and Co.
Yes, you and I are no celebrities and at least me no one really wants to see naked. But it is not only about our private parts anymore. It is about everything; everything private.
And people will use it. Because it is so simple, so practical. But the moment their smartphones, their cars, and their fridges, all hooked up to the almighty cloud, turn against them they will cry like babies.
And no, that is not far fetched. In Germany and many others countries, the moment you get in a car accident the police will automatically confiscate your smartphone and courts and insurance companies are already reading out the data your car collects on you and your driving style.
With Health Kit and the upcoming Apple Payment System the combined wet dreams of all spooks will consume even more exorbitant amounts of Kleenex boxes as they already do.
This all is nothing new anymore and no one is allowed anymore to say that they don’t know and yet…
"Es ist so schön, dass wir in den 70ern, 80ern groß geworden sind. Wir haben so viel Mist gebaut und es gibt so gut wie keine Beweise dafür"
— padeluun (@padeluun) September 1, 2014
This is the best tweet commenting the hole story today. A loose translation is:
Thank God we grew up in the 70s and 80s. We did so many stupid things but there is almost no evidence of it.
If I had to grow up nowadays I probably wouldn’t last for one week in school or in general. It is hard enough already. So why do we worsen it by handing over the very last detail, the very last shred of privacy that voluntarily?
You don’t have to be as radical as I am by using an old NOKIA 8210 – which is, by the way, still a great mobile phone – but you really don’t have to be that dewy-eyed and lobotomized, do you?