Look. I wrote several posts over the past year or so about the dark side of technology. Really exposed my inner fears and I've totally reformed my personal habits and technological dependencies along the way.
This is why:
“What do you mean that's why? That essay literally just came out today.”
Well, when it comes to computers, things are pretty black and white. Either on or off. Possible or impossible.
Sure, I didn't (and don't) know all the specifics of how utterly pwned we all are by our pockets. But I knew it was possible. I write software for a living.
Personally, I'm decreasing my digital footprint very intentionally for the safety and security of my friends and family. I'm moderately successful.
We're going to start entering the territory of moderately successful people and their loved ones getting abducted and held for ransom. I'm just trying to have that not be me.
I don't need to outrun the bear, I just need to outrun you. Good luck.