I suggest back-burning all but the simplest privacy initiatives until we’ve solved our problems. Ethereum is already such disruptive technology. And private disruptive tech is even more dangerous.
I can see where you’re coming from, though OTOH non-private disruptive tech is also dangerous (see: recent Facebook scandals etc etc). What we’re suggesting here isn’t full-scale ZEXE, it’s just the minimal simplest level of unlinking needed to ensure that all of a user’s activities, particularly non-financial ones, can’t be trivially publicly linked to each other.