Future of You: Can Your Identity Survive 21st-Century Technology?

Author(s): Tracey Follows

Culture and Society

‘Who am I?’ is one of the most fundamental questions we ask of ourselves throughout our lives. But in the twenty-first century, this is becoming increasingly difficult to answer as technology forces us to negotiate different versions of ourselves distributed across a digital world.

Now, Facebook gets a say in verifying who we are, science can alter our biology and reinvent us over time, and advances in AI are revolutionizing how we interact with the world around us. Understanding and defining who you are has become confusing and chaotic and in some ways is already out of our control.

In an age of digital disruption, creativity and innovation, Follows argues that we need to find a way to embrace a new era of personal identity, while ensuring we preserve our autonomy from state authorities, technology platforms and emergent social systems. From surveillance and identity hacking to social media and our legacies beyond the grave, The Future of You is a fascinating and urgent exploration of what personal identity will mean for all of us in the coming decades.


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  • : 9781783965458
  • : Elliott & Thompson, Limited
  • : Elliott & Thompson, Limited
  • : May 2021
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  • : Tracey Follows
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 306.46
  • : 256