This rather relevant ad from the ACLU gives a glimpse as to what the future might hold in a database state. It involves a man trying to order a pizza from a company who appears to know everything about him. At the end, there’s a big “Take Action” link, which opens this page on the ACLU website in a popup window. It has a form called “Urge your Members of Congress to Protect Your Privacy!”, which asks for Title, Name, Address, Zip, Phone Number and Email Address, and has the “Yes, sign me up for email spam!” box ticked, and the “No, don’t remember any of this information” box unticked by default!
A touch hypocritical? :-)