Young Will Have to Change Names to Escape 'Cyber Past' Warns Google's Eric Schmidt


rita's picture

Maybe, in the not-too-distant future, humanity will have evolved to a point where people will be judged not by the mistakes they've made but by what they've learned from them.

(That's a joke. Humanity stopped evolving the day we stood upright.)

The reality is that the biggest violator of privacy is governments, governments run the courts and, in this country, at least, it's the courts who give permission to change one's name. So, whatever you're trying to hide, or hide from, will follow you.

Maybe everybody should just mind their own business. (That's another joke.)