Girl Who Had No Privacy- Part 2

    This is a three part series of a futuristic dystopian world, where everything is public. E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. 

    I’m back finally. Gosh! Yet again, it was a hassle to save some ‘Me-Time’. The entire week, I was staying over at my boyfriend’s place and we had some crazy parties. I did get to utilise my ‘Me-time’ very well though.


    Spent some quality hours with my man, away from the prying eyes. Wish I could spend longer… longer. Things done in a hurry, always feels half done and makes you crave for more… no? I was suggesting him that we could escape into the unknown, throw away our monitoring devices and just disappear into the wilderness… away forever. But that’s just fancy talks, we both know it.

    So yeah, I got back home yesterday, and here I am back to writing today, as committed.

    Last week, I told you how we went from manually posting our stories to manually hiding ourselves from public. Today, I’m going to tell you what happened that brought about this change. Should have seen it coming… what with all the ‘live feeds’ that we used to keep updating all the time. We wanted the world to look at us all the time and our wishes were granted.

    That’s why they say, ‘Be careful what you wish for, ‘cuz you just may get it!’

    Anyway… it started off with a wrist watch company that came up with an idea- where you did not have to post your videos and pictures manually for your friends to see. Like… say me and my friends are out drinking and having an amazing time and I wanted to share it with the world, all I had to do was press one tiny button on the side of the watch and it would automatically capture the entire scene and post it.

    It was great!

    We were happy.

    It made everyone’s job easier, didn’t it? Within 6 months of its launch, hoopla about the watch had spread globally… and billions were sporting it, using it to update their statuses and share parts of their lives with the rest of the world. Something was bound to happen some day. We cant blame the causation to only a few associations.


    What happened later was this-

    1. First there was a bomb blast that literally shook the world

    2. Then came a Killer game played by thousands of teenage kids who later killed themselves.

    3. This was followed by some rapes that were getting out of control, with lots of minors in the victim list.

    You can understand the public sentiment when you put them through such horrible news day after day! All these incidents resulted in such and outcry and public furore that the governments around the world were forced to take preventive action. And the easiest preventive measure was lying right under their noses which didn’t take much time for them to figure. The matters escalated quickly and now we all have to wear the watches all the time.. unless we want to be non-citizens who aren’t qualified to use government facilities like electricity, water supply, a house etc etc… You get what I mean.

    We did not have a say. Even if we do, it doesn’t matter. Does it! 

    Alright, I’m starting to feel like Cinderella because I’ve to get going now. The buzzer is ticking and beginning to get on my nerves. Next week I’m going to tell you about my plan…

    Pssst… i’ve been planning for it from quite a while.

    Wait for it 😉  

    Read the previous part here: A Girl Who Had No Privacy- Part 1  
    Priya Ravinder
    Priya Ravinder is a Business Strategist having an exceptional flair at writing personal blogs, stories and other aspects of the web. She is smart and quirky about expressing her expert opinions about corporate life, technology and personal life in general.

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