Techgnosticism and the contradictions of personal privacy as it is cherished and forsaken

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Ralph G. O'Sullivan


Voluntary self-disclosure may seem counterintuitive to the maintenance of personal privacy, yet both activities are engrained in our collective life style. Today’s technological era, sometimes called the .com or bluetooth generation, contains many pitfalls to the maintenance of personal privacy as we simultaneously try to maintain social bonds with others. This article, using a triptych of ideas on interpersonal communication, technological change, and sacro-secular beliefs, represents an investigation into the loss of personal privacy in the modern era.

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