The essays for Semester 2 are done and uploaded; I then went for a much-needed holiday in the South of England and Spain with several friends I hadn’t seen in a while.
Now it’s back to Edinburgh and to the final bit of writing. To be precise, ten thousand words on wearable technology and implications for privacy.
This will be a culmination of the knowledge acquired in the past six months. I came to Edinburgh with a vague understanding of what technology means for law and for society; now I have a much fuller appreciation of the intersection.
I did not expect to become so deeply interested in privacy and personal data issues; these are turning out to be ever more relevant to our gadget-hungry society. As gadgets become more widely adopted while being linked to the Internet, there will be ever more implications for how people react to and transact in their personal data – oftentimes without a full understanding of what they are giving away.
I’m really excited to be writing about this in the next two months! My supervisor feels likewise – she thought this would make a great PhD dissertation. But I’ve had enough of academia for now.
Really looking forward to finishing up and putting all this new knowledge to good use in Singapore.