12/20/2013 02:55 pm ET Updated Feb 19, 2014

What If Technology Has Killed Privacy?

What if Santa Claus isn't the only one who knows if you've been naughty or nice last year? As much as the technology that powers our mobile devices can make us more informed and and connect us in ways previously, unimaginable, it also opens us up to consequences of which we may or may not be fully aware.

Perhaps, another question that has been emerging lately is what if, today's digital natives aren't as concerned about their loss of privacy? What if an entire generation is willingly to sell their privacy for the price of convenience?

We're curious to hear your thoughts and hope you can push this conversation forward beyond the starting point Dr. Tobias T. Gibson provides. And, if you're interested in taking action on a brand new set of questions, we'd love to have your voice, questions, and curiosity at the next What If... ? Conference, March 21-22 at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO: "As technology progresses, intrusions of privacy by governments, corporations and private persons and groups have become common place and insidious. This is a discussion about the erosion of our privacy."

What If Technology Has Killed Privacy?

Dr. Tobias T. Gibson is associate professor of political science, lives in Fulton, MO. He is a proud Hoosier and a social wallflower who blends.