This a map that gives a brief history of privacy in the technological spectrum, with the section of ‘digital age’ expanded intentionally to outlook the future of privacy based on current phenomena. At the end a new interpretation to ‘privacy’ was given and referred to as ‘permission’, addressing the massive explosion of outdated information we will be facing with the aging of the Internet and ‘cloud data’. Following the current mode of online privacy management, the control over the information will become so costly and time consuming that it is even less efficient compared to the opposite way: giving permission of the information to the trusted groups and individuals. The map also provides clues to why it would be necessary to introduce the forgetting mechanics of online data and to rely partially on the human memory again in order to regulate social behaviors for privacy.
By designing the map, I got to think more critically over the research and ideas I came across before and to situate my design proposals for hiding (marked in red) in relation to other facts regarding privacy.