Recapturing our identities: Enabling citizens to own & monetise our personal data

The big idea

The most powerful asset of the digital age is data. And data is really a new asset class, maybe bigger than other asset classes, like land under the agrarian economy, or an industrial plant, or even money. And all of you — we — create this data. We create this asset, and we leave this trail of digital crumbs behind us as we go throughout life. And these crumbs are collected into a mirror image of you, the virtual you. And the virtual you may know more about you than you do because you can’t remember what you bought a year ago, or said a year ago, or your exact location a year ago. And the virtual you is not owned by you — that’s the big problem.
So today, there are companies working to create an identity in a black box, the virtual you owned by you. And this black box moves around with you as you travel throughout the world, and it’s very, very stingy. It only gives away the shred of information that’s required to do something. A lot of transactions, the seller doesn’t even need to know who you are. They just need to know that they got paid.
And then this avatar is sweeping up all of this data and enabling you to monetize it. And this is a wonderful thing because it can also help us protect our privacy, and privacy is the foundation of a free society. Let’s get this asset that we create back under our control, where we can own our own identity and manage it responsibly.

Thintelligence

The state of mind where a person does something without considering the consequences. The idea may seem brilliant at first, but the after-affects usually prove to be deadly. This phrase was invented by Michael Crichton in his book Jurassic Park (the character Malcolm says it)


The brain’s chemical

Dopamine

Dopamine is the motivation chemical. It increases engagement, excitement, creativity and the desire to reach out and make meaning out of the world.

This dope chemical accelerates exploration. When crossed anything refreshing and unusual, we get excited and immediate response comes out; that’s dope yaw! That’s similar with Dopamine. When the brain secretes an optimum amount of dopiness, it accelerates pattern recognition (data processing) to able to absorb information faster.

Norepinephrine

Norepinephrine is the organic agent that secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands to develops attention, neural efficiency and emotional adjustment. This flow agent is tightening focus (data acquisition) and good for productivity. It also referred as the stress hormone.

Intense emotions such as fear or anger cause epinephrine to be released into the bloodstream, which causes an increase in heart rate, muscle strength, blood pressure, and glucose metabolism.

Endorphin

Endorphin ignites determination. It also opiates relieves pain and produce pleasure, like heroin. The most natural endorphin amount is one hundred times stronger than clinical morphine.

Endorphin also evolved during survival. The same chemical switch on-off so we don’t ended up walking on the broken leg. Also promoting wellbeing and emotion; happiness and sadness.

Anandamide

Anandamide in the other hand; elevates mood, relieve pain, dilates blood vessels and amplifies our lateral thinking. More critically, it also inhibits our ability to feel fear, facilitates the extinction of long-term fear memories. An optimal body and mind have the right amount of anandamide; makes memory retrieval faster by widens the database search.

Serotonin

Serotonin is the safety and respect chemical. This agent accommodating people to cope with adversity. In productivity and intense focus, this element comes later after the flow state. It delivers an after-glow effect and give a feel good sensation after coming to end, and not at the beginning.

In a mammal, serotonin is discharged when it recognizes it’s bigger or stronger than another; having the edge creates a sense of security.

Oxytocin

Oxytocin is the bonding chemical. It promotes trust and sense of belonging. In made in the hypothalamus, of the brain.

It has been named as the hug hormone, cuddle chemical, moral molecule, and the bliss hormone due to its effects on behavior, incorporating its character in admiration as well as affection, and has prominent reproductive biological functions in reproduction.


Perseverance test – Surgeon Tryouts

Micro Origami, Sushi and Insects. That is an insane way to test preseverance and steady hand. Only in Japan.


Unofficial biography of Elon Musk

The only reason why I’d drill into this book was because of critics of this biography, not because Elon Musk himself. This biography has in-depth self-centered insights and viewfinder by the author, Ashlee Vance. I kept my prejudice move along as I seek what was not right with the subject. I put the little interest of his back stories since I read/watch plenty of number about Musk somewhere else.

Elon Musk Biography by Ashlee Vance

Through author’s extensive conversations with Musk himself, his close associates, opponents and others who have personally worked encompassing him, the author constructs a never seen before look at how Musk operates. The theme, however, is lacking authority, it is unlikely to tell what’s genuine and what is merely the author’s opinion.

Elon Musk is a highly dedicated entrepreneur. This biography, however, seems will be a backfired by Pro-Musk. It is latter to know from another perspective. I walked out with lesser respect for Musk. However, I keep that hang for awhile and wait for the autobiography of himself.