This evening is the Unconference here at AASL. It starts at 9PM and lasts until midnight.
I started a 5AM. My guess is I will not last until midnight.
Not that many years ago, a midnight end to a conference would an early night.
In experience, most morally questionable activities tend to be committed late at night. So as my bedtime gets earlier, my opportunities, temptations, and need for privacy/secrecy diminish. This may be why I am less concerned about privacy issues than some of younger colleagues. No one has yet to respond to my question:
Why do we as humans value privacy so highly?" One doesn't need to be a criminal or a pervert to still not want all of one's life in the public eye. The need for privacy is at a gut level, an inalienable right, and must have some primitive survival component behind it. But what are the tangible benefits of choosing what to share - and what to keep to oneself?
While I don't keep the "location" services turned on for most of my phone apps, I have yet to discover a concrete reason I should not.
The age/energy continuum may also explain why it seems people become more judgmental the older they become. My guess is that they condemn the things they not longer have the energy to participate in themselves. Personally, I don't think I behave better because I've gone older, wiser, and more ethical - I just don't have the energy to be bad. Being bad is usually a lot of work and just takes more energy than I care to expend anymore. I save my energy for more important things like breathing and remaining upright.
They're my theories and I'm sticking with them.
Oh, any Facebook or Twitter from tonight's event that include me were Photoshopped.