Y'know, this goes beyond
all of my not-so-foily-as-some-believe fears about Facebook and the CIA. A truly malefic cultural shift has taken place.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said Fuck it -- I'm going to be candid
. He decided to take off the panties and show what's underneath. He has openly denounced privacy as a "social norm" of the past.
Mr Zuckerberg defended the changes made by Facebook to its privacy settings, saying it was in line with the new social norms. “A lot of companies would be trapped by the conventions and their legacies of what they've built," he said.
"But we viewed that as a really important thing, to always keep a beginner's mind and what would we do if we were starting the company now and we decided that these would be the social norms now and we just went for it," he explained.
You know what this reminds me of? The last scene of the great old '70s paranoid classic, Colossus: The Forbin Project
. In the finale, the psychotic/omnipotent computer just comes out and admits
that he has taken over the world. The computer informs puny mankind that "Soon, you will regard me with love." Cut to a shot of a kid in the crowd wearing a "Colossus" t-shirt.
You know damned well that kid would be on Facebook nowadays.