Very good article here. thanks for the heads up on this; I have to definitely agree. I think though that part of it is a combination of both corporate America, as well as the ways of the human mind not advancing. Only examples I can think of right now are those contained in the Honor Harrington series of books; Humans living for hundreds of years, the ability for humans and telepathic creatures to communicate, space travel being a regular thing, and humans feeling the emotions of others. I would love to see our society advance toward something like that described in David Webber’s books, though before we can get there, we have to redefine the word privacy.