The Afterlife of Data (University of Chicago Press)
Friday, 31 May 2024

Sooner than we think, the dead will outnumber the living on Facebook. In this thought-provoking book, subtitled "What Happens to Your Information When You Die and Why You Should Care", Carl Öhman explores the increasingly urgent question of what we should do with all this data and whether our digital afterlives are really our own—and if not, who should have the right to decide what happens to our data.

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In the next thirty years alone, about two billion people will die. Whoever ends up controlling their archives will also effectively control future access to our collective digital past. Öhman argues we need a collective reshaping of our economic and technical systems to reflect more than just the monetary value of digital remains.

Author: Carl Öhman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Date: May 2024
Pages: 200
ISBN: 978-0226828220
Print: 0226828220
Kindle: B0CKRWLZQ1
Audience: General
Level: Introductory
Category: Data Science

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