Who has access to means of influence over your actions and preferences?
All over the world, businesses and governments are building systems to connect data being produced by humans everywhere (with and without their consent), and they are already using it to predict and incent behaviors. There are many risks and opportunities for our health and well-being as these data systems take shape, and their emergence gives rise to important questions.
For example, how do we ensure those data systems, which shape our actions and behaviors, aren’t biased? How do we balance any suspicion around these systems with the fact that some of them are being designed, arguably, to improve public safety, such as to help prevent terror attacks? What sort of consent, if any, should these systems require before using a person’s data? How can business and government use of personal data be regulated and monitored?
The FORESIGHT Futures Scan uncovered 72 trends and emerging issues with the potential to impact the future for health and well-being, and synthesized them into nine major Game Changers. In this week’s video, we explore the seventh Game Changer: Privacy, Data, and Right to Self.