Will We Have Any Privacy Left?

When our whole life is turned into data, spies will have access to our past, our present--and even our future. But don't despair

Our bad dreams about the haunted house called "Privacy, Circa 2025" are likely to focus on those all-seeing orbiting spy cameras that are always peering at us. They already exist, capable of observing from miles overhead that your lawn could use mowing and your dog needs a shampoo. By 2025, they will be really good. Audio spy technology has been advancing fast too. But the biggest threat to privacy doesn't even exist yet. By 2025 it will be in full bloom.

Today we are engulfed by the signal-carrying waves of broadcast radio and TV. Come 2025, we will be engulfed by...

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