The planet Theia hits and merges with the planet Earth, about 4.5 billion years ago. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Nearly all the people in this photo are using a mobile phone. These people are not the same as they were before those devices extended their minds and bodies in the digital world no less than they do in this subway car.

Doors and locks are privacy tech. So are clothes. We have nothing of the sort yet online. And laws alone won’t produce them. We need the tech first, then the norms that arise from use of that tech. The best laws will follow both—or, if they happen first, encourage development of both.

Preamble

By telling the story of The Spinner’s outrageous business, journalists miss the story of their own outrageous business model. Exposing that miss is The Spinner’s hack.
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Doc Searls

Author of The Intention Economy, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, Fellow of CITS at UCSB, alumnus Fellow of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard.

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