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November 20, 2012

Juan Enriquez On Big Data And Tattoos



Electronic Tattoo
Image Source: Zak Henry
 Juan Enriquez
According to Juan Enriquez, we are now, each of us, tattooing ourselves digitally whether we like it or not. Our actions, tweets and our images online make up what Enriquez postulates is a potential type of immortality.
Andy Warhol's 15 minutes of fame is no more. Google, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and other electronic tattoos may be a path to immortality, whether you want it or not. —

According to Juan Enriquez, we are now, each of us, tattooing ourselves digitally whether we like it or not. Our actions, tweets and our images online make up what Enriquez postulates is a potential type of immortality.

This data is part of the sea of big data that is growing exponentially every year. Connecting a stream of concepts, Enriquez asks, "What if Google equals immortality?" - forms of digital tattoos?

In his book Homo Evolutis, Enriquez, along with co-author Steve Gullans, writes that, "for better and worse, humans have evolved." Now this evolution is taking place in cyberspace as well as physically.

Enriquez is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy LLC, a life sciences research and investment firm. He is also the author of, As the Future Catches You, a book chronicling the unprecedented political, ethical, economic, and financial issues, dramatically demonstrating the cascading impact of the genetic, digital, and knowledge revolutions on all our lives.

EnrĂ­quez was also the founding director of the Life Sciences Project at Harvard Business School and a fellow at Harvard's Center for International Affairs. His work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Science, and The New York Times.




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