See my thoughts about a BetterWeb. Security is a myth; nothing is secure online, and nothing should be. If your computer is connected to the internet, then it is the internet. You are as much a part of it as any mainframe, any supercomputer, any other device that’s online. Your data is online, because the computer it’s physically stored on is online; the two cannot be separated. You cannot connect your computer and somehow leave the data behind.
Accept that premise, and move on. Work with it, evolve into it. This means everything you do, everything that you are (from the perspective of the computer) is online, is open.
If you don’t want something online, don’t have it on the computer. It’s as simple as that.
If it is on the computer, accept it is a part of the great Interverse, and rejoice.
Passwords should not exist. Security should not exist. The Internet should be one interconnected uber-library of information, resources and tools, all open for anyone to use, improve on and enjoy. This is what the internet wants to be, and what it will eventually evolve into, whether business likes it or not.
Blogging, wikis and rss feeds are just the tip of the iceberg. Content will be open, content wants to be open, and any attempt to create closed systems will be swept aside as a part of a technological natural selection process.
The internet is evolving.