What has weather got to do with computational power? Quite a lot as it turns out: early efforts to predict the weather led to some of the biggest breakthroughs in computing during the 20th century. Today the weather forces us to rethink anew our ability for scientific innovations - and as so often in history, there are those for and against.
So you decide to ask Facebook for your data record and once you have downloaded it you then decide to delete your account. You now have a couple hundred pages of data as your souvenir of your time spent on the network. What understanding can you get about your life from this data recuperated from Facebook? And who among us is capable of translating this data, electronic translations from our lives and societies, into any sort of meaning?
The funny thing about your body is how it should exist in the first place. And that, all things considered, it doesn’t fully belong to you. Your body is a biome. It is an environment home to a plethora of organisms, parasitic bacteria of huge quantities, the symbiotic and parasitic, as well as the largely indifferent: fifty percent of the DNA in your body is not even human DNA.