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!