Perceptions of ownership (and also trust in government and its responsibility towards public good, plus its capacity to do so without corruption/surveillance issues) clearly more diverse and contextual than I had imagined.
In this book by a Syrian-French author talking of childhood in Libya in 70s/80s he says homes were state owned and you couldn’t lock it. If you left the house unattended someone else could take it as theirs. Crazy right? But if I left my iPad unlocked someone could easily pretend to be me on Twitter or Facebook or email or gdocs! Yikes