You Bet I Do

Of all modern goods, probably this is the most precious and most threatened one. 

Everyone is born with an inner and an outer world.  What is seen isn't necessarily what is there. 

And what is there needs protection sometimes. 

It is abhorrent to expect people to be open books.

It should be respected that some refuse to be as limpid as others would like them to be.  It is an existential right to have privacy and it should be defended at any price.

The technological revolution and the war on terror, however, have fundamentally changed the sensibilities and perceptions surrounding privacy. 

People are almost expected to go public. 

That's pretty revolutionary in its consequences and a potential danger for the respect of an individual's right on privacy. 

Easier than ever it is for Big Brother to watch you.  And more than ever, man is aware of being watched.

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56-60, M
6 Responses Feb 7, 2010

it is, of course

Still creepy...<br />
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*Sylph is looking out the window...checking her phone for bugs...*

1984 is reality now indeed

I read this and reminds me of two films:<br />
*Enemy of the State* and *Eagle Eye*... good films...but makes you wonder who's watching or hearing us..... creepy... almost being stalked... hmm...<br />
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As George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four book says. "Big Brother is watching you"...........

To get used to be watched, Darlene, how well you said it. We get used to it and doing so implicitly accept it indeed.

I don't like the idea of Big Brother watching me, either, but I'm getting used to it. That is the sad part. I agree with you that man is aware of being watched & even expects it. Accepts it even! Wow. It's enough to make one drop of the grid-if that is even possible.