The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images
Greg Ferenstein

I fail to see the need for an app to tell me the difference:

“I was able to distinguish whether I was having sex or at the gym, since the minute-by-minute calorie burn profile of sex is quite distinct (the image below from my health tracker shows lots of energy expended at the beginning and end, with few steps taken. Few activities besides sex have this distinct shape)”

I am not now nor will I ever be willing to give up privacy for corporate profits. That is what this all comes down to, corporate and political domination of the individual. A longer life is merely the selling point.

“More advanced health monitors used by insurers are coming, like embedded sensors in skin and clothes that detect stress and concentration. The markers of an early heart attack or dementia will be the same that correspond to an argument with a spouse or if an employee is dozing off at work.

No behavior will escape categorization — which will give us unprecedented superpowers to extend healthy life. Opting out of this tracking — if it is even possible — will mean an early death and extremely pricey health insurance for many.”

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