fine-grained controls had led people to "share more sensitive information with larger, and possibly riskier, audiences."
But the claim that we might need geoengineering because we simply can't rein in our consumption implies a stark and somewhat disturbing truth: the natural world is widely considered more malleable than our own wishes and desires.
only about a third of the world is on the internet today-a little more than two billion people. So we're really very close to the beginning of this. If you look out, maybe five or ten years, when all five billion people who have feature phones are going to have smart phones, we're soon going to be living in a world where the majority of people who have a smart phone-a modern computing device-will have never seen in their lives what you and I call a "computer." So, just think about that for a moment.The very definition of what a computer is and what our relationship with it should be hasn't been set for the majority of the world.
If we are hiring you because you are awesome, then you have 30 days to do something awesome. And awesome is simply defined as me (or your supervisor) thinking to him/herself, "man, that's awesome!" just once.
I look at this mobile trend in light of the law of sharing, our equivalent of Moore's law, which states that the average amount of information that a person shares doubles every year or so.