How important is being in control?

The best nodes, says Tim Klapdor, are empowered individuals. Who’s in control – of networks, of our data, of your personal identity? It’s probably not something we often think about. This colloquium was an eye-opener. Is Facebook a reflection of your real identity? Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 9.54.30 pm

Perspective is everything. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius. Stepping back for a clearer view of the networks through which we connect with one another does provide a broader, if not more confronting view.

How do you create your own enclosure, your own system, without giving too much away? When does what you give away outweigh the convenience of outcome? What are the known unknowns?

Good question. Ones we need to keep asking.

Image:   La trahison des images    René Magritte  http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2013/11/01/lettering-magritte/