At its inception, the Internet drew small groups of nerds under the enchantment of actualisation. The Internet, they believed, was an Eden of free expression and individuality. That has all changed.
Today, the Internet is more consumptive than creative. Almost every screen we look at now comes with an always-online connection. With this added functionality comes a unique IP address. That IP address is both a lock and a key to everything we are online.
Try and imagine a database of you. Every granule of information about what you like, what you hate, what you ignore and what you dwell on. A list of every website you have ever visited. Every person you mistreated. Your mobile usage and your location data. Every single question you’ve asked Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. What can someone with access to that kind of information do?