Yes, so you are under 25 years and want to buy a bottle of wine… or maybe something stronger from your local liquor store.
– You are requested for ID to prove you are old enough
– You produce ID
– ID that includes your name, date of birth, nationality, and your favourite colour and sexual orientation…. okay so I’m joking, just a little bit, here…
The problem is that the liquor store only needs to know if you are old enough to buy alcohol, nothing more…. why are we sharing so much of our personal information unnecessarily?
You are a record in a database, an object in a directory (if you are lucky), an ID card, a line of text and numbers in a spreadsheet or a Word file. You are all of these and nothing… literally, when thinking about what you are digitally.
Then let us link this into your digital communications, or what I prefer to refer to as your ‘digital interactions’…. oppps there is no linkage…umm this means you are 1s and 0s in cyberspace, with nothing connecting you -your digital identity, with your digital interactions… seems rather sad.