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…how much for…you?

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

I was reading a few articles the other day discussing the notion Big Brother a-la George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Several people aptly pointed out the stark reality that it is not the government that we need concern ourselves with – but Corporations.

I’ll wager that it is not the Corporations that are the catalyst for our private data spilling out into the ether….it is us. We have become slaves to opportunity – the hint of reward. Whether one believes in doublethink or cognitive dissonance does not matter as I am making an attempt to abstract our base intention versus thought process.

I’ll be even more harsh and say that we willfully throw our own private information for the slim chance and hope of winning – knowing full well that the chances are astronomical. We jump at opportunity to win an iPad2, cruise or some seemingly worthless trinket giving away bits of information. Once you give the data away, you cannot get it back and it inevitably results in unwanted phone calls, mailing lists, SPAM…etc. We then spend tons of time getting on do not call lists and opting out of mailers.

Then the next day, we check-in to Starbucks via Facebook or take an online survey for a chance to win a gift card…starting all over again…

Playing the lottery makes more sense – all we stand to lose is a dollar, and no one knows who you are unless you win- not a bad trade-off if you ask me.

How much are you worth?

…make wise choices.

-sk