It thinks, therefore I am
Technology has shaped what humans can do since the invention of fire, but it has also changed how we view ourselves. When photography was introduced, some feared a photo would steal the soul-- a magical idea that technology can intrinsically alter something so fundamental about us as our soul and place it entirely outside of our own bodies. As technology has gotten more "magical" with the digital revolution, we need to rethink how the extension of our selves through data into the digital realm changes who we are. With today's business models, personal data is now currency. Is whoever owns our data ultimately in control of who we are? Are we giving up the most intrinsic part of who we are-- our identity-- when we participate in the digital and social economy?