Yeah, I don’t think the premise of this article is sound at all. Blackmail of careless rich/famous people has been going on for eternity and continues today. How about Heidi Fleiss for a recent past example? Or movie stars’ nude pictures being hacked from the cloud for a completely current one? For a better take on the future, how about the brothel in the sky in Altered Carbon, a cyberpunk book which probably showed better insight into the future when it was written in 1992 than this article. And in that book, the situation was pretty similar to Westworld, except the people in it were all real. I think they need a little better foundation in scifi before trying to delve into this topic on The Ringer.