I think he is right though, as for most part of the internet. Since I first went online in the midnineties, I always knew that all measures for data protection and privacy are only facades and temporary, as information cannot be put on a worldwide accessible web with total security. Heavy encryption might help temporarily, but in the long it will lose the protection against sheer computing power of the future.
That's why heavily encrypted networks and services are so interesting and important right now. But as long as there is no solution that complete encrypts client-sided with regular updates and open-source-code that is massively adapted by all platforms and protocols, there won't be any real privacy on the internet. Most of it is completely imaginary and marketing, in my opinion.
Society defines, what a word means, by using it in a certain way. You can't reverse these processes by using it in a different way. You can try, but people will always hear, what they want to hear, and what fits with their perspective of the universe. It's a lost cause. Same happened to "Kung-Fu" and "Parkour" and many other terms...
I can't wait for it, this will be a good thing. Because the more people will reach the fifth strike, the more people will start using heavy encrypted filesharing technology and darknets. It's all evolution, survival of the fittest.
The real question is, what did she enter into the navigation device, and what did the device show as a result? If she made a typo and put in the Train station in zagreb, this isn't related to GPS at all. If the device links "Bruxelles North Station" with Zagreb, that would be hilarious.
if you think i'm complaining, i didn't know i did. all i wanted was to try to find a possible explanation why things are as described in the article. i tried to hint at the issue of perceived qualities versus actual qualities, to add another line of thinking on this issue.
and i assume you are a busy person, if you comment on all comments that don't speak for you, that they don't speak for you :)
i didn't fail to give a reason, because i never actually said that someone who does something is more intelligent than someone else. you misinterpreted me there, i only said, that there is some perception or aura concerning certain activities, which is completely different from these activities having some actual qualities.
second, the ignorance doesn't come from social media users chosing intently to ignore someone else, but from the sheer fact that social media users use social media and you don't have the ability to perceive someone within social media who doesn't use social media himself.
now you take that strawman argument to describe my position as foolish, yet it hasn't ever been my position, but one you yourself inferred from what i have written.
why the wonder? it's only consistent: they don't want to socialize on the internet and they don't want to socialize outside the internet.
a recent article showed, that the more you socialize outside the internet, the more active you are on the internet as well. in the offline world, over hundreds of years "reading a lot of books" became a synonym for "being intelligent", thus hiding the fact, that avid readers often are socially challenged. now those people who are socially challenged on the internet are frustrated because there's no positive analogy for avoiding social media - you don't have that aura of great wisdom and vast knowledge, rather you are completely ignored. the logical reaction is, to despise social media usage and to glorify solitarism.
There's hundreds of thousands wikis out there, and yes, some are not about TV series and facebook games. For instance the Stadtwiki of the german town Karlsruhe ( http://ka.stadtwiki.net/ ) has some 23.000 articles. Every venue, every street, every bus stop.
I would love to see if wikipedia could downscale on local areas and specialist fields, so we don't have to deal with a hundred thousand seperate wikis and search engines.
actually the pirate party in germany has strong roots in combining digital freedom with fundamental rights of citizens. in the last few years germany had a long series of loss of those rights, the digital ones are only a small part of it. journalists being observed by BND, crackdowns on many homegrowers, depicting computer gamers and paintball-players as potential killers, body scanners at airports are some examples. german pirates see all of it and try to develop a more rational approach to these topics than the blind fear of the established parties. that's what many voters recognize, and on top of that they want to see young, energetic, proactive politicians who actually listen to what people individually want, not what the surveys claim that the people want.
it is a movement, and it's growing stronger and stronger. i hope other countries will follow, because pirate parties are about the future of politics itself