Here is an interesting concept about restoring privacy in a social networking world.
We have become desensitized to the concept of privacy.
The Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights states:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
We know that that right is being violated by various surveillance tools of the government.
Beyond that, we live in a world where everyone is encouraged to “tell all”. We have Facebook, Twitter, and numerous social networking sites as well as Hollywood gossip magazines. A person may be considered somewhat “backward” if he or she doesn’t use them or participate.
Personally, I don’t like them. All of them require personal information…name, address, birth date, etc., to sign up, and in today’s world of identity theft, is this a wise idea?
In any case, a photographer has an interesting idea and take on how to help restore privacy. You can read more here.
He asks some interesting questions.
“It’s about creating a new way to make people think,” he said. “Are we conquered by technological developments? Are we dealing with them in the best way possible? We used to live without mobile phones and had a happy life, and now we can’t live without them. How is our new social structure affecting our social and moral values and traditions?”