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The registration systems of individuals have grown tremendously within the last 30 years and privacy is difficult to maintain today. Soon also ou… Read More
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. Read Less
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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.