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By Dave Hitt on Mar 31, 2010 in Featured , Police State What’s the best response when a cop asks you something? Silence, or a short, polite non-answer.
<img title="Vanish 2" src="http://www.wired.com/vanish/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/ff_vanish2_1_f.jpg" alt="Photo: Joe Pugliese" width="660" height="442" /> Photo: Joe Pugliese <img title="An Epidemic of Fear" src="http://www.wired.com/vanish/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/vanish2_navheader.jpg" alt="Shedding Your Identity in the Digital Age" width="200" /> Shedding Your Identity in the Digital Age 1 August 13, 6:40 PM: I’m driving East out of San Francisco on I-80, fleeing my life under the cover of dusk.
If you had to walk away from your life in a split second, how would you start over? Writing a short story about a character who has to leave everything behind in his life with no prior warning. Literally set up as walking down a street and sees "x event" (something from his past) and realizes that everything associated with his current identity is compromised.
So you've decided you want to drop off the map and leave Big Brother behind. It's harder than ever in our always-connected world, but if you're ready to plan your big vanishing act, here are a few tips to get you started. If this looks familiar, you're not crazy.