Sin mused: "Seriously is wild how I googled a foldable bike once or twice a couple weeks ago and I've been getting bike ads on Facebook, IG, everywhere. the level to which these companies all team up and know everything about us is wild."
This is something that's become wildly normal in digital life. Brands follow you around in the belief that they can pester you into submission. Because that's how marketing works, right?
Hong, though, made a dramatic declaration. He replied to Sin: "I had a similar eye-opening incident like that happen 2 years ago which led to me deleting my [Facebook] account and dumping Chrome for Brave."
It was only in 2018 that Hong noticed how these companies make dramatic incursions into our personal lives?
Still, there's something truly uplifting about a senior figure in technology saying "enough is enough." There's something heartbreakingly hopeful when one considers that Chrome is the default browser on, oh, most LG products.
Sin himself explained he was at peace with tech companies following him around.
He said: "For the record I don't even mind too much. I think consumers complain way too damn much about stuff they don't pay for. Like the way I see it, you wanna be on always connected in this day and age you gotta accept tech brands know all our info."
Ah, it's all about the money. If you don't pay for it, don't whine. Even if you actually pay for it by giving your whole life away.
Sin added: "Either live like a disconnected hermit life, or accept there ain't no such thing as privacy in 2020. Google knows more about us than our partners and mom."
What a choice the tech industry has given us. Either live like a hermit or let us creep into your every pore.