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Cloud culture

Published on 23 Oct 2008. Tagged with thecloud, kevinkelly, privacy.

Kevin Kelly thinks about the „culture of cloudiness“, i. e. what will happen when we move more and more – and eventually all – of our personal information into the digital cloud that is the Internet.

Privacy is over. Or more precisely, privacy as we imagined it is over. The extended self requires a different finesse for grappling with the levels of intimacy humans need. The binary functions of public/private, or even friend/not friend have to yield to more nuanced, more complex ways to describe our relationships.

I’m always in the need of more nuanced visibility settings when I open an IM client. Go future!