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Did Andy Warhol Get It Wrong?

PERSONAL PRIVACY

May 6, 2013

In 1968, Andy Warhol famously quipped, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” But what if the opposite is becoming true? In his recent Privacy Perspectives blog post, IAPP Associate Editor Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, writes, “We could also say it this way, ‘In the future, everyone will have anonymity for 15 minutes.’” A recent TED Talk, given by Juan Enriquez, further illustrates this point by looking at “the obvious combination of Big Data, tattoos, immortality, the Ancient Greeks…and, of course, Jorge Luis Borges.”
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