We want our friends and families to remember us. Is this different from data being stored in a database. If so, how and why?
We want our favourite restaurants and hotels to remember us.
We want society to remember us.
We want posterity to remember us.
Throughout history the remembering has been done by other humans, creating context around the data in the stories they tell, write, record and film.
So why not have Google storing your data? Why not Facebook? Why not the brands you consume? Perhaps they can record the source material more accurately than has been possible. The stories that make the data comprehensible, that gives it its context, will still require humanising.
I ask these questions because I think we need to be clear about what the risks and benefits of who owns data really are.