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The Approaching Data Singularity

We could soon be able to quantify ourselves with enough data, in enough detail, that we may not even need to exist at all.

Simon Whitehead
Oct 20, 2015 · 4 min read
Smartphones have enabled us to digitally document our lives.
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You could wake up to find a replica of your datastream tearing up a hurricane of digital destruction, leaving a trail that leads right back to you.

It raises a deeply existential question about the nature of who we are. If we can be reduced to a collection of ones and zeroes, we may soon need a Digital Bill of Rights to ensure that ‘all men are created equal in the eyes of the cloud’. Data was supposed to be a tool we invented to help solve our life’s problems, not create new ways to dismantle equality.

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Digital Dystopia

Dark reflections on our addiction to technology.

    Simon Whitehead

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    Digital Dystopia observer • Gen Y • Computer programmer • Tech nerd • Futurism & science fiction addict

    Digital Dystopia

    Dark reflections on our addiction to technology.