Look, the reality is that this—you are able to do all these items and nonetheless have your privateness and knowledge fully wrecked. Hackers can nonetheless get in. No matter Western authorities you’re residing underneath can in all probability nonetheless goal you with eye-of-Sauron-level surveillance. The social media firm holding your knowledge can misconfigure its databases and depart your electronic mail deal with and cellphone quantity uncovered. In actuality, it’s a wash.
Nonetheless, in case you actually wish to be completely protected and ensure your private info is protected, I’ve considered it and there are a few extra steps you possibly can take. Right here they’re:
— Drink closely and ruminate on the insanity of the fashionable world.
— After a nightcap or three, go to the closest window and throw your silly laptop out of it whereas screaming “I’M MAD AS HELL” like Peter Finch in Community.
— Escalate issues and murder your phone. Desolder the fucker, smash it to items with a ball-peen hammer—then burn the elements in a ritualistic conflagration within the yard. Later, siphon the cellphone’s ashes into a bit of glass vial and hold it round your neck to remind you of your overcome evil.
— Cancel your lease, promote your earthly possessions and simply drive. The place? It doesn’t matter. You simply must get out of there.
— Dwell in a tent in an unincorporated territory and browse books and river bathe. Study to benefit from the easy issues—just like the sound of crickets at night time, the majestic sight of a buck because it traipses throughout the prairie, and your individual physique odor.
— Pray that sometime, in some as but unseen American future, your congressional leaders will develop actual, precise testicles and introduce legal guidelines to control the dystopian company monsters which have swallowed the world and eradicated human privateness.
— Weep for humanity.