New technologies are forging a close and intimate relationship between people and their personal data.

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of sensor-embedded products present in our everyday lives. Products such as watches, eyeglasses, shirts, and even headphones are being equipped with smart sensors that gather important data around the most mundane of daily activities. In turn, this new information is being leveraged to uncover information based on the wearer’s health, lifestyle, and even personality, giving greater insight into the way our minds and bodies work. This vast new influx of data is beginning to give us new ways of perceiving the world, and forging an intimate bond between the user and their data.

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