The collapse of privacy in a world of publicy We have moved past the escape velocity into an era where the conventional notions of privacy are torn away. We are trapped by the cold paradox of the web. To connect, to follow, to post: all of these gestures leave a trail, all of these are signals of our intentions, our ambitions, our cravings. We must act in a world of many publics, and those increasingly are owned by corporations whose interests are not ours. In a time of wholesale publicy, privacy may become unaffordable, and secrecy unattainable.