Privacy will define the next major change in computing.
The way you beat an incumbent is by coming up with a thing that people want, that you do, and that your competitors can’t do. Not won’t. Can’t.
How do you beat Google and Facebook?
By inventing a thing that they can’t
compete against. By making privacy your core goal. Because companies
who have built their whole business model on monetising your personal
information cannot compete against that. They’d have to give up
on everything that they are, which they can’t do. Facebook altering
itself to ensure privacy for its users… wouldn’t exist. Can’t exist.
The company who works out how to convince people that privacy is important will define the next five years of technology. (source)
Mainframe, PC, Cloud Computing..what is next? Private Computing? A Private Internet?
The technological advances we have made just in the last 5 years makes me think that it is possible to get back our privacy. It will happen when people have their own data used against themselves.
When one day they wake up and say "How did they know that?". That's the "A Ha!" moment.
Watch the TV show The Hunted, to see how public you really are.