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Re: <nettime> Will your insurance company subsidize your quantified self
Florian Cramer on Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:59:32 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Will your insurance company subsidize your quantified self?

This is likely the beginning of a social class and status symbol
reversal for electronic technology and digital devices. It's
foreseeable that affordable healthcare, transport, insurance policies,
pension plans, will only be available to those who subscribe to
behavioral tracking and control via mobile sensor devices, and have
themselves monitored for compliant lifestyles. And whatever will be
left of welfare cheques and unemployment severance pay, will only be
paid on the condition of behavioral tracking as well.

As Enzensberger's "Rules for the Digital World" suggest - somewhat
unintentionally -, freedom of electronic devices will be a privilege
of the wealthy. In the near future, to be upper class will no longer
mean that you carry the latest electronic gadget, but that you can
afford the luxury surcharge for a life without tracking devices.


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 6:04 PM, Keith Sanborn <mrzero {AT} panix.com> wrote:

> It wd be interesting to make public how that figures into actuarial tables.

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