I pity today’s young people. They live in a daunting age increasingly devoid of secrets. But while their future past may someday be laid open for all to see, at least they can adapt their behavior now to protect their future selves. I fear for the old, who behaved in their past as if they were not being watched and recorded, only to find out decades later that they were—their indelible digital footprints following them through time, maybe to be traced back someday by the cyber-detectives of an all-seeing digital dictatorship. I’m worried that the entire paradigm of privacy that has underpinned our societies may already be dead.