How long would it take someone to find you if you went missing? Better yet, how long would it take someone to find you if you didn’t want to be found? This is the premise of the podcast and Wired news article.
$5,000 is yours and all you need to do is find Evan Ratcliff and say the secret word (fluke) and you win! The only problem is Evan doesn’t want to be found.
It’s worth a listen to understand how people can navigate the internet. Every transaction you make can be discovered, unless you are only using cash. Every interaction with humans you make could be caught on camera depending where in the world you are. It’s incredible how much access people can gain if they want something.
It took me by surprise how easy it was for someone to access a bank account or credit card statement. In the age of digital everything it’s not hard for someone to follow your every move, to know where you’re headed next.
Oh and not to make it more scary but this was recorded in 2009. Can you imagine what people can find out about us now?