We quantify ourselves each day. Our identities are streamed in gigabytes of data that capture (and shape?) who we are, where we go, what we do, and even how we think. This notion that all that we are can be reduced to data is both exciting and frightening. How exciting that we might be on the threshold of understanding ourselves, or at least of getting a detailed picture of our patterns of being. But is that all? Are we, in the end, just a quintessence of data?
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"More than Gigabytes of Data,"
The STEAM Journal:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol1/iss2/3