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As they saying goes, “If you’re not paying for a product, then you’re the product.” But the world is a better place when human beings are enlisted as sensors—as distributed mechanisms for mapping, understanding, and connecting the world and the data it generates—and not treated as barcodes, mere bits of data to be read, logged and analyzed.
This is a huge blind-spot in contemporary network service design, abetted by our own inability to correctly price privacy disclosures. There are tools, services—and yes, even analytics—waiting to be invented and productized which will make our services into something better than Skinner boxes that train us to undervalue our data and our privacy.
20th–21st September 2011