Digital Shadow: Just Plain Creepy
You go about your life unawareof the Digital Shadow you cast_Your life is measured in gigabytes.Data comes at a cost_
These are some of the ominous calculations Digital Shadow performs using your digital footprint.Algorithms can predict your interests,your desires, even your fantasies_
Want to know who is secretly stalking you?
Want to know who your pawns are?
Don't think you have a very large digital footprint?
Well, guess again. Among other things Digital Shadow will tell you about your "Liabilities" or people that consistently post about you making you vulnerable to attack. It also lists your "Obsessions" and "Scapegoats" -- people you would sacrifice if you had too.
Digital Shadow looks at your online Facebook data and provides a psychological profile of the digital you. Perhaps the digital you is "Neurotic and exhibits high levels of self-absorption and insecurity" meaning you can be easily threatened.
Digital Shadow can also assess when you are most digitally active--a prime time for vulnerability because you are connected.
But wait, it gets even better, it can estimate how much you're worth, whether you have multiple financial assets, the places you like to hang out AND even generate possible passwords to your accounts.
Time magazine notes that “Letting Watch Dogs scour your profile can act as a sobering reminder that the information you put on the Internet can potentially be used against you.”
You may not want to see your digital profile, but then again what do you think your psychological digital profile might say about you? How vulnerable are you?