The "real" you…

In a world where the only way to identify the "real" you is by the bar code stamped on your forehead. Above your one eye. Thanks Google and global warming.

Comments (2)

  1. Derek Z says:

    It seems silly to assume they will even “have to” change their names to disguise online tracks they leave as children. With the continued development of this web-enabled world, things like the tracks they leave will be as commonplace as the stories your parents share of you t-ping the neighbors house (circa 1985). They will be standard known elements. Won’t the web and its open use just help us all become more accustomed to an unfiltered world? I suspect we will grow to just know and accept the unfiltered knowledge of everyone OR at some point there will be a big backlash to the ease of information and a pause of accessibility.

    Its curious as to the assumption of the negative connotation to openness from Schmidt – seems so contrary to the organization. Just my 2 cents.

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    Good points, Derek.  I think that perhaps social norms are changing and in many areas, I don't like it at all. Everyone has a sex tape, the internet lauds that jackass fligh attendant that quit via evacuation slide and teenagers are posting exposing pictures. There may be a backlash aginst all of this stuff.

    Also, the people doing the hiring, with the exceptions of a small number of start-ups are going to be older than the job applicants (not that the age itself matters asmuch as the social norms of generations). I just wonder if it even matters if the younger folks find it all normal when the hiring people, and many of the people they work with, don't. I would really hate to think about what would happen in the workplace if the stuff you see on facebook were to happen here.

    I read somewhere that sexual harrassment claims are going down because a lot of the younger workers just see it as attention. Oooh, backlash, you can not come quickly enough for me!

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