Paying for privacy – Gerd Leonhard predicts

8 key trends and some foresights for the next 5 years

Paying for privacy will become a distinct option. Today we pay to go online and connect; in the future we may end up paying for the luxury to go offline, disconnect, enjoy the quiet, and give our brain some rest. Maybe if we don’t want to share our click-trails and usage data, we will be able to make cash payments instead – and the more you pay, the more private you can be..?

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One thought on “Paying for privacy – Gerd Leonhard predicts

  1. The utopian perspective is that we’ll somehow be able to monetise our privacy…but this implicitly suggests that privacy will be for theose who can pay for it…will privacy correlate to class?

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