Thanks for your reply and the video presentation.
I agree with you. This is probably a good way to start moving forward. And I want to point something out you say in your presentation that I think it’s not emphasized enough.
Privacy is about control. Control over us. And, even though a lot of people have different definitions for what privacy is, every day it gets clearer for me: privacy is about to own your own value. It’s about owning your own thoughts.
That’s where the problem starts, with mass manipulation. It starts with mining data from us, building intelligence around it, and then use it to shape the way we think.
Solving the identity problem, I agree with you, is an important step forward. And you’re right, we need new platforms that substitute the ones that are in control. But let’s remember we’re competing with billion (trillion) dollar corporations that use every psychological trick in the book to lock us in. Because that way, they make billions of dollars in profit every month.
The truth is, we just don’t have the experience of dealing with these problems. They’re brand new for us. So it’s gonna take a while until we, as a society, culture, figure them out. And I hate to say this, but right now, the only way I see this going in the right track is if regulators get serious and regulate these corporations (and governments). But, we, as citizens, have to bring the right debates to politicians.
I’d love to have a chat with you, maybe we can exchange some ideas. Email me if you’re up to: firstname.lastname@example.org