The Internet of Me
I’ve been following the whole “internet of things” discussion for a while. As an early user of home automation gear, the ability to control and track every aspect of my home is fascinating. As an early user of OBD devices as well, the same applies for my car.
But the thing that is missing in all of these new technologies is simple: me.
I don’t want the Internet of Things. I want the Internet of Me. I am the root of the universe I inhabit. I effect every aspect of my environment with causal chains that reverberate far longer than I am in any given space. I’m a state machine disrupter.
And yet all the home automation, IoT, bio-tracking tech is based around giving agency to the data outside of myself rather than with my self at the center.
Put another way:...