Just putting this out there from a digital transformation perspective
Just putting this out there, following on from the "Privacy is over" post by Frank Fisher.
Digital transformation is such that data is supposed to be equity, there are levels to this with "dark data" also being coined, with mechanisms at play to consolidate data in order to relate to the individual. This can be used for marketing, to product focus, statistical analysis, measure usage of resources, track things like infection, and much more as we move in to AI.
Now we have companies like Aon who sell this data to human resources departments to determine viability of a person before employment, meaning that its profitable for privacy to be eroded, and the individual being sold as a product to companies.
Could VPN companies be a way to simply consolidate data flow, so that these companies can then quietly sell data of the user? How do you prove otherwise beyond flowery words? Not saying that Proton is one of them. But the opportunity for profit here is high.
If things continue, the idea of monitory movement (cash flow) will fail, that with capitalism, and we will head in to a neo orwellianism.
How? Well for the current system of trade to work, people need to earn so to spend. And currently companies want people to buy their products. But if there is the eventual loss of privacy, people will not create, be on edge and eventually act out due to loss of some form of freedom to relax. Psychosis comes to mind here.
Look at companies like amazon, they are streamlining the low "paid" worker, who still claims benefits, as the pay is so low that they cannot afford to live and eat. And the reputation of these "workers" depend on references from the current company. Again, Aon here.
Now Amazon have a high turnaround, which shows on paper that they "higher" allot of people. But this is for contract, gig work, rather than long term employment. All companies want to make their portfolio look as viable as possible, so this will turn in to the norm, as markets with high valued workers get more flooded. It was not long ago that i as an engineer was told to get in to IT and networking. This was when pay was in the 50k range. Now the skills (not locked in to a specific system) as seen in the low range of 20k, with automation and ai being the big money for now. But even that will become cheap.
The point i am making here, is that while technology is helpful, it can be a hindrance if focused in the wrong way. And currently i only see us heading in to a dictatorship made up of:
- Big data collection and analytics
- Device power being made solely for data processing and collection, pushing cost of sead
processing and power usage on to user. Mesh networks is another form of tenancy by companies, to again use user utility for their purposes. Look at amazon’s ring and dot as an example.
- Users reputation continually at risk, if they have the wrong opinion or look at the wrong things, stagnating innovation and development, while we rely on AI
There is allot to cover here. And i feel while i have put allot down, it may not be suited for this audience and as a comment post. Sorry for the long post all and bad English.