Every morning I go through my emails, separating the wheat from the chaff, and there\u2019s a lot of chaff. I get notifications and promotions from Brooks Brothers, the New York Times, the New York Post (my favorite), AP, PBS, NPR, MTA, the National Audubon Society, the National Weather Service, my college, my high school and my nursery school, which has been asking for donations since I graduated at 5-years-old.They all know what I want ... and need. I feel like the main character in George Orwell\u2019s novel \u201c1984.\u201d I\u2019m being watched, categorized and profiled by people like Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos. They know more about us than we know about ourselves. It\u2019s not Big Brother ... it\u2019s Big Data.I\u2019ve heard about how Amazon, Facebook and Google burrow into our minds and wallets, even when we\u2019re asleep. Plus every telemarketer, charity and pollster out there has my mailing address, my email address, my landline number and my cellphone number. Our lives aren\u2019t our own. I used to enjoy giving, but now I take perverse delight in saying no.I recently received a notification from Netflix, that venerable institution of American entertainment which I occasionally watch on my iPad since I don\u2019t own a TV. Netflix developed a user profile on me. They probably have my bank account information, too, so I hope they\u2019d get me a higher interest rate on my CDs than 1.25%.Their computer sent an email that said: \u201cJoe, how you doing? How\u2019s the family? We just added a movie we know you\u2019ll like.\u201dWhat would I like? \u201cThe Decline and Fall of Hollywood\u201d? \u201cThe Life and Times of St. Thomas Aquinas\u201d? \u201cStormy Daniels dishes on Plato\u2019s Republic\u201d?I took the bait and went to the website to learn about a movie for people like me. It was titled, \u201cBird Box,\u201d and the description read, \u201cStay silent. Stay alert. Stay blindfolded. As a terrifying force lies in wait, a mother leads her blindfolded children on a harrowing journey. Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.\u201dNow, folks, my hunch is the \u201cominous presence\u201d is Hollywood, which is probably the only force known to man, besides the U.S. political system, that could provoke societal suicide. They\u2019ve lost their marbles and now they\u2019re trying to take ours.Yes, I know the movie is a thriller about a strange and sinister force. And yes, I know Stephen King said he loved it. However, I think I\u2019d be more entertained by watching my crazy barking Maltese chase the blindfolded UPS man across the lawn.It troubled me to think I was the target audience for a movie where everybody is killing themselves. Who dreams up this insanity? The sad part was the film starred Sandra Bullock, and what\u2019s not to like about Sandra Bullock?Beware of being profiled. The less they know about you the better. Back in the \u201960s, everyone was trying to \u201cfind\u201d themselves. We don\u2019t have to do that anymore because Google, Amazon and Facebook do it with the precision of an FBI criminal psychologist. Every infinitesimal bit of personal information goes into a large computerized cauldron they share with the Thought Police, not to mention the advertising department. Even Mr. Rogers can\u2019t save us now.I hope this isn\u2019t my kind of movie, but they want to convince me it\u2019s my kind of movie. As Orwell said, \u201cPower is tearing human minds to pieces and putting them back together again in new shapes of your own choosing.\u201d I\u2019m afraid my epitaph will be \u201cHe loved Big Data.\u201dA few days later, I started watching another movie ... and everyone was committing suicide. That seems to be a popular theme. I turned it off and picked up Plato\u2019s Republic. Plato wanted a Philosopher King, but in America, we want a Entertainer King. No one\u2019s safe. Not even Stormy Daniels, blindfolded.Joe Pisani can be reached at email@example.com.