Join Nora Young , the host of CBC Radio’s Spark, in an exploration of the very real impact of the virtual information we generate about ourselves -- on our own lives, our communities, and our government.
We generate enormous amounts of online data about our habits: where we go, what we do, and how we feel. Some we choose to report; some is the offhand data trails we leave behind. From email to status updates, Nora looks at the virtual information we generate and its ever-increasing impact on the real world around us and argues that if we wrestle now with issues like privacy and data control, we can harness the power of that data. Her new book,The Virtual Self, looks at the debates and challenges around virtual data-sharing, and its potential for building more responsive communities and governments.