What About Privacy?

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What do you think about privacy? Are we losing it? Did we ever really have it? Can it be protected?

These are all good questions and there does not seem to be any easy or clear answers. Seth Godin recently posted a blog on this that gives one perspective. You can read it at What Happens to Privacy?  Do you agree with Seth? Is surprise more important than actual privacy?

I grew up in a very small town (population 800) during a time when we had party telephone lines and everyone in town knew everyone’s business. Privacy was pretty much a myth then. Yet we valued what privacy we did have.  Is privacy more of an urban myth? Do people living in largely populated areas have a greater expectation of privacy because the intimacy of a small town does not exist?

Read Seth’s post and then let us know what you think.

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.