Chapman University conducted a study of fears of average Americans.  Not surprisingly the fear of government corruptions tops the list.

The study has an interesting breakdown both on categories and topics based around 10 “domains” of fear.  What strikes me as most interesting is how many of the top ten fears overall are internet related. We’ve become such a connected society in such a relatively short time no one has a clue, outside of the NSA of course, of just who is watching in over us with or without our knowledge. With privacy rapidly evaporating at an alarming rate these fears are only going to increase and people are justifiably afraid of this.

I fear that it’s just a matter of time before every facet of your life that isn’t protected by law will be available through a simple on line search with or without your consent. Gone are the days of privacy and nothing short of cutting the cord and living off the land is going to change that. Yes I am afraid.