In the information age, privacy becomes more important, not less. It has taken a riotous release of the innate curiosity of human beings to see and to know all the squalid details of all the squalid stories for everybody to realize that seclusion is necessary to becoming and remaining a person. Human beings, like mushrooms, grow in the dark. When we are all constantly watching one another, privacy becomes nothing less than a human right. How far our innate curiosity can be suppressed is the question now. The one thing harder to figure out than the secrets of strangers may be how to leave them alone.