Google Glass was an interesting case because it showed us people do care about privacy, but only when they feel it's violated.

They will give endless data on themselves and others including photos, video and location but they will outrage the moment they feel privacy is actually at risk - because someone has a camera on their face instead of their hands.

Facebook is actually very clever to obtain all this data without triggering this sensation for the average person.

People know.. but they do not *feel*.


@polychrome I say this because I'm autistic and seem to have a defect in this area, both in paying attention to other people's eyes, but also not having a good feel for how my own creep them out. Many harsh lessons growing up.

most social animals have some kind of feeling around awareness of attention. We've even found it in Crows. I think that's what's triggering the Privacy reflex here.

Good overview.

A weaponized metaphor: big brother is watching... πŸ‘€

@ultimape we're still in the very beginning of the information age. It may take a couple of generations until the penny drops about what information is and how exposing it may not be the best idea.

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