The ubiquitous panopticon of the modern world, the security threats with arguably shape the modern Internet, and our view of it, have changed the way most of us look at world. A series of almost accidental decisions and circumstances have led to a world where most things on the web appear to be “free” and in turn, over the course of the last 25 years, that has led to an aggressive erosion of our privacy. Multiple attempts at technological fixes, rather than cultural ones, have been tried and have failed.
It’s time to take a step back and look at what we’ve built, and fix it and the culture around it, rather than doing it all over again and making things worse. Because right now, everything is broken.