Do you have a smartphone? Do you use it for social networks? How much access does it have to your private data? How much of that data do you store in the cloud? How much adverstisement do get on it, for example in the form of pushed notifications?
I am asking because, in Europe, there is concern growing about privacy and smartphones. Some people start to realise that these little device know more about us than the Est German Stasi could have dreamt of.
Yet, as recent trip to the USA gave a completely different view. People appear to have little concern about privacy. The industry appears to be pushing a concept where they would know everything about you and the phone would beep each time you drive in front of a shop to offer you something to buy. You are also supposed to leave a whole trail of reviews and opinions all stating how great the experience at that shop and that dinner were to engage all your friends to spend their earnings there.
In Europe, if I would send unwanted reviews to my real friends, they would delete me from their contacts the next minute.
Anyway. I wonder how the smartphone ecosystem will evolve, what Facebook, Google and Twitter will look like in 10 years. My European friends are pessimistic, but the crowd here is predominantly American. What do you think? How will we use our smartphones in 2027?