Many of us probably take pride in thinking of ourselves as independent people. But Chapter 2 made me question how independent we really are. It’s amazing that before we’re even born, before we can give consent to anything, before many would even consider us to be “people”: there’s already a record of us in someone else’s hands, in the form of sonograms. Whether or not you choose to participate in the digital world is irrelevant because someone has already made that choice for you. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
On a side note, I came upon this article on Digg the other day about those new cookie-blocking features for Chrone, Firefox, and IE9. I think it gives a good explanation of what’s going on.