I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public. They forget that invisibility is a superpower.
Disruption makes enemies, Mr. Srinivasan said, but war is not an option: “They have aircraft carriers; we don’t.” His proposed solution is seceding from the society before the “backlash” against the Valley grows. The tools are already here, he noted: 3-D printing makes it “impossible to ban physical objects,” from guns to drones. The borderless digital currency Bitcoin defies economic regulation. The Quantified Self movement helps people self-measure and opt out of the health care system. He urged his audience to invent opt-out tools of their own, including one “allowing people, the middle class, to make tax shelters.
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.