In the future, the internet, and related computer technologies will permit infinitely fine tracking of each individual's finances, health, personal habits, work history, friends, communications, beliefs, religion--in short, all the things that make us individuals, people, and persons in the world.

Unless we direct governments, particularly the American government, to permit the existence, and the flourishing, of individual privacy, through both the accountability of private, and public compilers of information, and the absolute right to anonymity, personal freedom will disappear.

Not that this is new in the world or even America, Tocqueville warned of this at the beginning of the American republic.