By mapping the steps we take, tracking our morning mood and geo-tagging the best place for a hangover cure we’re all becoming self-trackers, body-hackers and self-quantifiers. But in the course of using technology to make ourselves healthier, more ‘efficient’ and happier, we are voluntarily, unwillingly or unknowingly, giving up our privacy.
This free panel debate will dissect two emerging trends (as identified in trendwatching.com’s 2014 Trend Report), the desire of many consumers to ‘let it all hang out’ in terms of tracking and sharing their data and – conversely – the rush of others to adopt products and services that protect their anonymity.
Do you love that Google sees your route to work? Does Nike knowing you’ve skipped the gym give you the heebie jeebies?
The panelists will discuss if the benefits, empowerment and knowledge (on a personal and societal level) gained from tracking our own data outweigh the loss of privacy, or if we should be protecting these personal details at all costs. And if we even have a choice.
Your panelists are:
Marcos Menendez, founder of TheGoodData.org where your data is used to fund social good.
Sacha Wheeler, trendwatching.com’s Head of Tech and life-recorder (just check our his personal API - http://api.sachawheeler.com/)
David King, from Luddites at 200, who have polarizing views of certain technologies that are ‘hurtful to Commonality’.
Adam Wood, from Stop The Cyborgs, an organization who make a public case against Google Glass and other wearable devices.
Look forward to seeing you there!
19-20 Great Sutton St, London EC1V 0DR, UK
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