One’s own website is obviously a form of exhibitionism. After all we’ve been walking on two legs for millions of years and dangerously exposing our hearts and genitals. If homo erectus is to be recognised as the origin of exhibitionism then his continuation must surely be the development of speech and writing, followed by science and technology, which resulted in the all-encompassing and imperious mass media. Live broadcasts from every corner of our globe, reality shows and interviews with n o t a s i n g l e question unasked have accustomed us to viewing humanity stripped of all its mysteries and viewed by millions. One’s soul and physiology are presented on a plate. Communication is now a way of life, a fashion and obsession.
Should the accusation of stripping off so easily be also directed towards all those who suffer from the affliction of compulsive writing, referred to as logophilia? But what innocence compared to the entire world opening up so publicly! After all, it’s not long before paper books and magazine shall drift away in favour of the world of electronics. In coming decades everything man will ever need, will be implanted in the form of a chip in his head or thumb, or a mini-brain will be inserted in a bracelet. It will suffice to synchronise the range of the multi-media bracelets and to touch one’s wrists… Everyone will know everything abut everyone. One common knowledge – no secrets, no curiosity.