My Digital body / 2010
The registration systems of individuals have grown tremendously within the last 30 years and privacy is difficult to maintain today. Soon also our physical body, I herby refer to our biometrics, will be registered and filed in databases. This phenomenon will redefine the body as digital codes that can be read by a machine. A digital body will be generated and it will play a central role in all our per-sonal data. As a result privacy and freedom will be even more difficult to maintain. To ma-intain our freedom we unseal our data and give up the illusion of privacy we have today. As a consequence, chaos of transparent data will arise. When everyone’s data is unsealed our digital body will be what we are under-stood by. Therefore the digital body has to be designed!
I have designed a future scenario where the digital body, containing our entire personal data, merges together with our physical body. In my design I have created a system for the individual to access and maintain an over-view of the data in the digital body, to keep the personal data up to date, to create a hier-archy of the data and to navigate through it.