You’ve known about the deadline for a while, but there’s always been something more important, like that video you were tagged in or that endless debate on Twitter. Now panic has set in. You can’t focus for long enough to get the project done, and it seems like you’re going to miss the cut-off.
Privacy is something that we all value highly in everyday life. You draw the curtains before you retire to bed at night for privacy, you see the doctor in a small room behind a closed door in private, and you damn sure don’t let anybody see you in the shower for the same reasons.
Where would we be in life without alarms? Alarms get us to work on time, to the airport on time, to church on time; they stop us missing deadlines and birthdays and remind us to take our medication when we need it. They’re useful for everything.