The best things in life are free, as the saying goes. But how much would you value your privacy if you have to put a price on it one day? The digital age has brought about a multitude of convenience, along with endless opportunities that people of the yesteryear could only envision and dream of.

But are we really living the dream?

In an age where our persona is defined by the information we post on the internet and social media sites we call home, it is inevitable that we at times inadvertently publish articles that we should not otherwise be uploading in the first place. Bits and pieces of our being that we once used to guard with our lives are now insouciantly floating around in the depths of cyberspace.

Who then is to be blamed?

Data giants are combing the web every day to track our very movements in the digital world- from our buying habits to our darkest fantasies- for to sole purpose of selling our secrets and tendencies to buyers of which money is no issue. Perhaps in the not so distant future it would not be too far-fetched to envision a world where said companies can predict our every decision even before even it conceptualises in our minds. That one day our online personas will know us better than we do ourselves.

It is indeed ironic how our efforts towards progress and advancement has robbed us of something so intrinsic and dear to our being- the right to privacy.