The End of My Life in Two Worlds
A Slightly Different Perspective on the Long-term Impact of Google Glass
“This amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy — forever.” (attribution at the end of this article)
At least 2 billion of planet earth’s inhabitants live in two worlds; the three dimensional offline world of things that we can see, hear, touch, smell and taste and the online world, represented in two dimensions on the always-too-small screens of our desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
You and I thrash back and forth between these two worlds, trying desperately to integrate one into the other. For us it’s a zero-sum game.
For Gen Z, the children of today’s children, there will be no separation between these two worlds. They will not see the two in competition. Far from zero-sum, to them the integration of offline and online will multiply the potential opportunities to live, work and play. Gen Z begins on the day every last human is somehow connected and the last day that the distinction between these two worlds exists.