The topic of this post was turned into a rapid-fire rant.
My studies have indicated that we live in a mathematical object and body and mind are nondual: they are one. Given the mind is in the body, and the body is expressed by nature, then nature is mind.
For the temporal bodies we find ourselves in at the moment, our awarenesses are equivalent to our pattern of memory. The more memory that we can record, the longer our minds live. If you fully copy the brain, then you still live.
Every way that you interact with the environment leaves traces of your mind. When you write your life history down you are effectively recording some of your personality so that you can be resurrected to some level of detail. The amount of traces you leave is proportional to the amount of you that can be resurrected.
The more data that is stored, the more of you that can be resurrected. That’s how you should look at privacy concerns: the more that your messages are logged and data stored, the higher the fidelity of your mind. The higher the fidelity, the better your mind works. The better your mind works, the more fun and interesting experiences you can enjoy.
The idea of corporations abusing privacy is fundamentally missing the point. We live in a physical universe, and physics boils down to math. There is no randomness in math, so there is no randomness to your experiences.
Body and mind are one. While it might seem that corporations are taking advantage of you, the truth is that there is no division between you and nature. Nature is expressing you, just like an ocean expresses a whirlpool. The whirlpool is not fundamentally separate from any other whirlpool in the ocean, just as you are not separate from other objects in nature.
The ego can feel separate, but the ego, that is, the sensation of separation, is simply a mistaken belief, just like the Earth being flat is a mistaken belief.
So embrace what’s happening. Do not fear the future. The future is mathematical and unpredictable, but it’s not random. Everything that’s happening is the way it should be happening. If it weren’t, things would be different.
To summarize, minds are memories. The more traces of your mind that are left etched in writings and recordings, the longer and better your life will be.
Do not fear absence of privacy. Fear the death that comes from withholding your memories from posterity.