While much of the time, The Privacy Advisor focuses on the practical, operational or high-level policy aspects of privacy, sometimes it's nice to look at this profession of ours through a more artistic lens. In this first-of-its-kind feature, John Kropf, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, shares three poems he's written on privacy and technology and the impacts they have on our lives.
HAND HELD GOD
Some see a surrogate
Mini-god that knows:
location (at all times)
A golden ratio of handheld perfection:
iPhone, therefore I am.
The Internet was invented
for humans to realize their maximum potential
a momentous convergence of carbon and silicon
allowing us to speed through glass and steel canyons
in self driving cars
streaming our cat videos 24/7
Technologists say information wants to be free
Tyrants want information kept under lock and key
Information lives best in its natural habitat,
in giant herds
on the African Savannah
Who would want mass produced
information from industrial information farms
rounded up and branded,
processed and packaged and
served with unknown ingredients?
We need free-range, organic information
allowed to grow and roam
That's the information for us.
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