I’m feeling a little creeped out by how much someone out there in cyberspace knows about me. I’m finally starting to understand the threat of Big Brother.
At first those pop-up ads for things I might like to buy intrigued me. But I quickly realized that they were being customized by my Google searches and recent purchases. Much of the time they had it right about what I might like to buy.
Today as I was writing an email message to my piano teacher, a suggestion popped up to include another person in my message. That person also takes piano lessons from the same teacher. How could Google possibly know that? I would love to know the chain of logic that prompted the cc: suggestion, which I did not take.
I get the impression that the world has been reduced to one big database, where there are no more secrets. I’m now starting to wonder if this cyber intelligence actually knows what I am going to do before I do.
Yikes! Life was a lot simpler before the Internet made all these connections possible.