All this new technology can be a good thing or a bad thing.
I remember when Google street view first came out and people were afraid that bandits would see into their garage…like @Bing mentioned…and find who owns things to steal.
The problem is that those google maps are so old that Bing may not even live there anymore, or has moved that inviting item to another location.
Still I don’t really want the bandits seeing what I have either.
But, I find the Google satellite view to be handy when I look up a new client if they live on a road that I’m not familiar with. Sometimes I can even see the horses standing in the field.
I, personally don’t like the fact that so much of my info is out there on the web…even if it is only accessible to those that need it.
I recently had eye surgery and was amazed that info from my family doctor that had no relationship to my eye was in their records. Some day that info will include when the last time I had my teeth cleaned. Maybe it will even cross reference when my oil was last changed.
I think we will all regret some day that all this info is out there.
Who is to say that some day the following doesn’t happen.
You have two elderly uncles that you are their only caring family member. So you do a little shopping for the two before visiting each month. One likes a shot of Brandy at night before bed…the other likes two beers in the evening.
You go to the grocery store and buy these items, and to get the sale prices on your groceries you swipe your card.
The grocery chain sells the list of items that you bought…along with your ID to a third party.
Now your insurance company uses this third party to rate the risk factor of insuring you.
The third party decides that because of your alcohol consumption that you are high risk for insurance.
Your insurance company never divulges where they get their info but denies you coverage.