An op-ed in today’s New York Times entitled “Let’s Stop Fetishizing Privacy” was a lovingly blind paean to the glories of unrestricted and unrepentant technology.

The last paragraph read like a challenge to those who might disagree with the author:

“Progress is a messy business. Instead of trying to preserve what was, let’s realistically debate the world we want. Privacy is a relatively modern idea, born of human progress. It should continue to evolve as we continue to progress.”