How many phone numbers do you remember? I remember 10, I think if I exclude the ones that I remember correctly but are no longer used [landline numbers of childhood friends :)]. I think ours was the last generation that even bothered about remembering phone numbers. Anyone born after the landline era doesn't "need" to remember a phone number anyway. Heck, even we don't bother to remember numbers now. It's all there saved on the phone. Always available to us at the touch of a single button.
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We live in a world where we are being looked at all the time. I say “looked at” because that kind of sounds less harsh compared to “tracked and surveilled”. The phones and smart devices that we ourselves make sure are with us all the time are always listening to us - even when we are no talking to them. Google and Apple, even Instagram and Tiktok, know where you are all the time even when you are not even using their apps. Google has access to all your emails and can shut you out of your life just because. You cannot escape the Facebook mafia. If you stop using Facebook, they catch you with Instagram. If you don’t use Instagram they will catch you with Whatsapp. If you somehow even escape that. Facebook now owns “Giphy” the gif search engine that is built in your phone keyboard. Hell, let’s say you don’t even use that they can track you with their integrations in every single website and app that you are using. They have a profile of you even if you never made it and it is more detailed than it would have been if you have provided that data yourself. Read more »