If a representative of an organisation came to you and said, “We know who you are – your name, where you live, what you like, what you look like, what you believe. And we know who your friends are too. Not only who you talk to, but what you share with them – including your secrets, which we store indefinitely. We monitor your common interests and beliefs, and we encourage your friends to inform on you in a whole bunch of ways. Oh and by the way, we know your family too – including your kids, who we’re indocrinating even as we speak…”
Would you trust them?
Would you fear them? Would you question their motives?
Would you feel in control, or ‘controlled’?
Would you ask yourself, “What could they do to me?”
Would you want to do something about it?
Would you be willing to pay the price?