Most of us can pay utilities online. Gas, electricity, cable, mobile subscriptions — not to mention the endless list of paying services we have (or will have) subscribed to. You can also include web hosting, and in some cases of web entrepreneurs having online apps, you could imagine your work just taken down without asking, and without any chance to give someone the opportunity to resume your work or at least to benefit from it.
Another issue is to be sure that the data you own on physical data will be controlled as well. Let’s say you are a writer, and your would-be best-seller still on the hard drive of a computer your family wants to sell. What will happen of the book? What if the buyer publishes it in his own name?
Or if you have critical data stored on a usb flash drive, like details of a patent, a secret recipe, music, or even very personal information? Would you like those to fall into the wrong hands?
Would you want this data transmitted, or the drives wiped clean?