- Mark Austwicke
- United Kingdom
What constitutes our most valuable data and what will be the legacy of the items that hold it?
There are many examples of what can be classified as personal data.
It can be the things that define who we are physically as a person like our appearance, name, age or behaviours.
It can be material things like our possessions, assets or finances.
It can even be the intangible things like our memories, feelings or knowledge.
History shows us that it is human nature to record data - whether it be the diary that contains our deepest secrets, the memory stick that holds cherished photos or the safety deposit box that stores our most important financial records. As a result, almost by default, the objects that carry this information become as inherently valuable as the data itself.
As we increasingly shift towards a digital future with the cloud at its core, how will these physical objects change? Will they even exist at all? If so, what do you think they will be and how will they work?
Any examples of what you constitute as your most valuable data and why, along with opinions on what you feel will be the legacy of the item that 'holds' this data, would be greatly appreciated.