#PIPsters (personal information players)

Research carried out among online gamers by  The Future Laboratory  for found that more than half would divulge personal information in return for a little something. 35% of people in the UK have already used a self-quantifying app or service to monitor their fitness levels, mental health, and sleep patterns. To download and read the full report see  here . Dubbed PIPsters (personal information players), this group of tech-savvy consumers are more than aware that their personal information is in great demand, and they are happy for it to be used as long as they get something in return. One person I have backed on Kickstarter is  Zannier who sold his  data on Kickstarter

Your online life, permanent as a tattoo

Not that I agree with this – but always good to have many views.

Growth from more data and more machines

As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson -- it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us … if we think of computers as our teammates. Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Robert Gordon.

Questions that I cannot see Personal Lockers addressing

If data is…. My transaction data. Data from any, all and every transaction – spending, investment, bills, gifts, selling and free – Environment Data.  Where you are, what your environment is like, wind speed, temperature, gas usage, petrol consumption – everything. ,  :   Quantified self . Sensor Data from Google Glass , Nike+ sportwatch , Zeo sleep manage , Omron blood pressure monitor , Accu-Check blood glucose meter ,  Fitbit Flex wristband , Sportline heart rate monitor , MoodScope log and 1,000’s of sport apps on your smartphone.  Should the data be in silo or under my control or both? Routes and Routine data.   All your geo data , Content Data.   All data about how you create, use, consume, generate, recommend, share, about you, generate for any and all types of media and content – too many to mention Medical data. You and your

The Secret Life of Data in the Year 2020 or just more dilemmas?

Image : Source of viewpoint: This post at The Futurist is by Brian David Johnson (worst linkedIn profile ever!) who is a futurist for Intel and writes about how geotags, sensor outputs, and big data are changing the future. He argues that we need a better understanding of our relationship with the data we produce in order to build the future we want. Personally I am not sure that anyone will think about sensors and the data that is shared but I do think that there will be debate about who decides.  The classic of this is the fictional scenario of the self drive car, a narrow bridge and a school child. Scenario 1.  You and I are being driven by the auto drive and as you cross the narrow bridge the child jumps out in front of us – the sensors go mad and realise that you cannot stop and you are driven through the wall into the raging river bel

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Teens, Social Media and Privacy

Pew Internet  have released a new report  on Teens, Social Media and Privacy. Download Summary of Findings Teens share a wide range of information about themselves on social media sites; indeed the sites themselves are designed to encourage the sharing of information and the expansion of networks. However, few teens embrace a fully public approach to social media. Instead, they take an array of steps to restrict and prune their profiles, and their patterns of reputation management on social media vary greatly according to their gender and network size. These are among the key findings from a new report based on a survey of 802 teens that examines teens’ privacy management on social media sites: ·          Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they did in the past. For the five different types of personal information that we measured in both 2006 and 2012, each is significantly more likely to be shared by teen social media use