Who are you today?
WHO ARE YOU TODAY?
It is in our nature to constantly ask ourselves ‘Who am I?’. We present ourselves with friends, colleagues, family, to get feedback on this presented version of ourselves. With this feedback we create our new self, our new identity and say to the world ‘This is who I am’ and get feedback again. We go through this loop continuously *. Depending on the feedback we got, we present ourselfves differently to different people in different environments. You are probably a different person with your mother in law then
with your own mother. You might be know for your enthousiasm with your friends but for your professionalism at work.
If we only had one presentation of ourselves, one identity, we wouldn’t be able to maintain all these different people and different environments as we did before. Imagine how boring our lives would be. This is what would happen if we give away all of our personal data.
DID YOU KNOW THAT….:
- highly educated people are more likely to be the victim of identity fraud and hacking than people with a lower education (source CBS 2015)
- there is software available to find online copies of passports. (video brandpunt 2015)
WHAT TO DO:
PHD Candidate at 3TU Center for Ethics and Technology