Are We Ready For The Personal Web?
The modern world can be a dehumanizing place. Long gone is the sweet little old lady at the drugstore counter, replaced by big box retailers, brand logos and barcodes.
|Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters|
Wow! Take some time to read this..It isn't all that long and you might want to ponder over this question. Do you want Walmart and other stores to know more about you then you closest friend?
So far the public has mostly just set back and taken whatever industry, banks, and retailers and the education system decide to do to and with us...Often this is done through changing government rules through their connections as donors to allow changes that citzens and consumers don't realize are changing till it is done and thus not given real opportunity to accept or reject the policy change that affects us.......Is that passiveness the best answer going forward or are these big industries starting to show their hand and demand we take a more active role in deciding what we will allow??
Will the real friends of our community, humanity and the planet please stand up so we know who our real friends are and who or what got told be nice by collected data? I think if life was a poker game someone would be calling that cheating like the old ace up the sleeve deal and things wouldn't end up too pretty for the cheater! What do you think?
Personally I'm loving the neighbor hood locally owned shops and restaurants even when they are the dream of immigrants that have moved to town to live and set up shop. I still go to the big box shops and food chains but at least 1 in 3 visits is to a locally owned store or food service these days. The little local shops are great fun to drop into and shop in and the restaurants normally treat you like you really matter......and that is way true for a local hardware stores. You will be surprised how little you miss the cookie cutter town chain shops you can find all over the world now set up by some corporate dictate and set in concrete.