>"In the 21st century, every life experience is a monetizable data point."The internet, we were told, would liberate us. It would democratize information access; it would eliminate borders; it would free us from our corporeal existences. In 1993, Wired magazine promised that the digital revolution would bring about “social changes so profound their only parallel is probably the discovery of fire.” In 2000, Bill Clinton proclaimed that China’s efforts to crack down on the internet was “like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall.” In 2011, many speculated that the Nobel Peace Prize would be awarded to Twitterfor catalyzing the Arab Spring. The internet was a place of limitless potential.